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.