BlackBerry Android smartphones getting March security patch


Although not the first this month, BlackBerry is still one of the companies that offer timely security updates. Following Google's rollout of the March security patch, the Canadian firm announced its Android smartphones are now eligible for a similar update.

The March security update is available immediately for BlackBerry smartphones powered by Android operating system, which were purchased via ShopBlackBerry. The same update should come to BlackBerry Android phones available from other retailers or carrier, dependent on their deployment schedule.

BlackBerry Priv, DTEK50, and DTEK60 are certainly eligible to receive the March security patch, which contains fixes for more than 70 vulnerabilities.

Among the severe vulnerabilities addressed in this update, BlackBerry mentions a remote code execution vulnerability in OpenSSL and BoringSSL, which could enable an attacker using a specially crafted file to cause memory corruption during file and data processing.

Another remote code execution vulnerability is related to the mediaserver and could enable an attacker to cause a similar memory corruption during media file and data processing.

Some vulnerabilities related to Qualcomm components have been addressed as well. More in-depth details are available accessing the source link below.

source: BlackBerry

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21 Comments

1. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

BB on top of things as usual.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

BlackBerry once again does what it does best!

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

Always great to see BlackBerry staying on top of their game with releasing prompt monthly security patches, as they are extremely important, arguably more so than a full OS update. I would love to see all Android vendors commit and follow through to such timely updates.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No sign of Nougat though.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

But you're crying and complaining about products you've never ever used, and don't plan on using, are still present.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Are you going to do this every time I make a small comment? Are your feathers that ruffled just because I questioned the release of Nougat for BlackBerry, assuming it will be released at all? You really think it's possible to buy and try every flipping phone out there? Take a chill pill and relax.

8. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

You mean the same way you just did the exact same thing to me in this article I've linked, a few hours ago? Hypocrite, much? http://www.phonearena.com/news/Apple-made-5x-the-profits-of-Samsung-Mobile-last-year-all-other-makers-fought-over-5_id91792 Are you that bumburned that PA is posting a positive article about BlackBerry that you have to try and sht on them every chance you get? Especially when you've never ever used or owned the products that your shtting on, and by your own words, don't plan on doing so? You didn't even know what processor the PRIV is using or what OS it runs, so do you really think that you're qualified to make comments on something that you're so ignorant of? How about you "take a chill pill and relax" yourself since you saw fit to attack me in the Apple article that I referenced. Don't stat the BS attacking me if you can't handle the rebuttal.

9. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

He's always negative when it comes to non-Apple products. Never negative when it comes to Apple. Its always My body is ready comments on Apple articles. If he has to praise Nexus, then he does it by dissing Samsung. He praises Blackberry's security by dissing Android.

11. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

@Podrick Exactly. He just can't make a comment without dissing something that he doesn't like, and he's usually ignorant of the facts. Then he plays the victim role that he's become famous for when he gets called out for his comment in a public Internet forum.

17. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I guess if you repeat the bs over and over again, it supposedly comes true in your warped mind. Here, let me give you a bus ticket back to reality along with the butthurt report form.

21. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

I keep telling you to stop looking in the mirror when making comments. You still haven't listened, I see.

14. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh look, it's my groupie girl, Podprick. What you said is an exaggeration.

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

No, I mean like you did right here in this article: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Deal-BlackBerry-PRIV-on-sale-for-289.99_id91719 And here: http://www.phonearena.com/news/Watch-BlackBerry-CEO-John-Chen-answer-some-silly-questions-on-CBS-This-Morning-VIDEO_id91673 I wasn't crapping on them at all. You're just overreacting, as usual. And you're taking my comments way out of text. Again. Don't mess with fire or you will get burned.

18. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

Bwahahahahaha!! Now you're just deflecting from the fact that I proved that you attacked me first. Typical mxyzptlk stunt. You were crapping all over them, and there's even someone else here that has pointed that out. Now stop deflecting from the fact that you post ignorant comments on BlackBerry articles, since you obviously don't know much about them. You didn't even know what OS the PRIV was running until I corrected you. And it's "context", not text, and stop trying to deflect from the fact that I called you out on your BS. You're not a fire. You're a spark that gets doused by a drop of water.

10. Subie

Posts: 2370; Member since: Aug 01, 2015

Lots of phones suffer glitches of one type or another after getting a new OS version. We read reports here all the time of this happening to devices after new update versions are installed. Android, IOS, and Windows devices... none are perfectly immune. For me, if my phone is running stable and doing what it should be doing - I'm good with just getting the security updates.

12. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

Exactly. For example, the glitches happen to Apple with every OS update, and even most of their security patches. But you'll never ever see him even attempt to take Apple to task over it.

16. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Just like you with blackberry.

20. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

Except that I've taken BlackBerry to task over issues, like the "app neutrality" issue. You've never taken Apple to task over anything, you just choose to deflect from their issues, and even darkk called you out on it once.

15. Mxyzptlk unregistered

This is what I try to tell that stubborn kid, but he insists on acting like everyone else except Apple don't experience software issues. Even his precious blackberry has issues at times.

19. meanestgenius

Posts: 22109; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're clearly looking in the mirror and talking about yourself little boy, as you think Apple is perfect.

7. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Good work! Lets see for how many years does Blackberry provides security updates for their Android devices. Would love if they provide updates to newer Android versions too but if not, security updates alone will be fine for me because thats the most important.

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