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Google makes Android security update for October available in OTA and Factory image

 


Security has been one of Google’s major focus over the years as their proprietary operating System, Android, has become commonplace. Consequent upon this; Google is tasked with the duty of ensuring that the Android operating system is hack proof. To this end, Google releases monthly Android security update for the latest version of their operating system. In typical fashion, Google has released the security update for October. The latest security update is available is now available for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C Tablet, Nexus 9 (Wi-Fi-only), Nexus 6, Nexus Player, Nexus 5 and the Blackberry Priv. Uncarrier and carrier version of the device. Although, Verizon Blackberry devices won’t be getting the update at the same time as other Priv devices. Theirs will be coming later this month.

Google has released both OTA Images and Factory Images for download, so interested Nexus owners can easily grab the images they want to flash and get up to date on security. This new security patch should take care of a number of high-level issues tied to various vulnerabilities, including the Elevation of privilege vulnerability in Lock Settings Service, Elevation of privilege vulnerability in ServiceManager, Elevation of privilege vulnerability in Mediaserver and others.

This new security patch should manage a good number of high-level issues tied to various vulnerabilities, like the Elevation of privilege vulnerability in Lock Configurations Service, Elevation of privilege vulnerability in ServiceManager, Elevation of privilege vulnerability in others and Mediaserver.

The patch also fixes a genuine variety of moderate-level issues in the other patch that rolled from Oct. 1, but Google will include more fixes in the patch rolling from Oct. 5. The October 5 patch will also cover some critical-level problems like a Kernel ASN.1 decoder vulnerability to remote code execution.

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