Google pushes out June security patch for Pixel and some Nexus handsets

Google pushes out June security patch for Pixel and some Nexus handsets
The June Android security patch is being pushed out by Google to Pixel and Nexus devices starting today. The patch, dated June 1st, 2018, fixes 20 vulnerabilities while the June 5th, 2018 patch handles 38. Google says that no customers have been affected by these issues. According to the Android Security Bulletin, the severity of these vulnerabilities ranges from critical to high. The Bulletin adds that the most severe issue "is a critical security vulnerability in Media framework." This could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code using a specially crafted file.

The June security patch also includes updates that address functional, and not security issues. These include:

  • Improved Bluetooth LE performance (all devices).
  • Improved antenna switching in areas with weak coverage (Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL).
  • Improved Wi-Fi connectivity with certain Wi-Fi access points (Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL).
  • IMEI software version number (SVN) displays correctly as a number (Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL).
  • Improved consistency of Always-On display, and improved proximity sensor (Pixel 2 XL).

The handsets receiving the June Android security patch right now include the Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P and the Nexus 5X.

source: AndroidSecurity (1), (2)

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5 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Nice going. This is why owning a Pixel is the BEST experience, consistent updates straight from Google.

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Yup exactly! Sony and Nokia won't be far behind with their security patches :-)

5. Venom

Posts: 3722; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Yup. Nokia is fast at updating their phones. Just not as fast as Google.

2. Zylam

Posts: 1817; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

I thought all Android One phones were supposed to be updated directly by Google? Otherwise whats the point of getting one of you still have to play the waiting/if ever game? Every Android One phone should be on that list.

3. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

S9/S9 plus, note 8 and S8/ S8 plus ( Exyons) already got may patch hope june patch end of the month.

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