The July batch of updates fixes media framework of Android devices as well as a remote attacker which would let hackers execute arbitrary codes using a modified file. While the vulnerability pops up every now and then, Google is active on patching up the issue every month due to its recurring nature.
Google has started seeding the Android security patch for July which is currently available to all Nexus and Pixel devices. The latest batch of updates includes fixes for 11 issues in the patch dated July 1, 2018. While several high-to-low level vulnerabilities have been fixed, the only functional update is the consistency of a WiFi connection for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL devices upon being paired up with certain kind of routers.
The July batch of updates also fixes several high-risk issues involving the media framework of Android devices as well as a remote attacker which would let hackers execute arbitrary codes using a modified file. While the vulnerability pops up every now and then, Google seems to be active on patching up the issue every month due to its recurring nature.
While no reports of such issues have been reviewed by Google, the Mountain View giant acknowledges that there is room for improvement among other devices which remain unpatched for a long time. Right now Google has put up several safeguards in place so as to limit the number of affected devices but Google reports that it’s up to other device manufacturers whether they roll out timely updates.
The latest batch of July security updates will be rolled out within a week to all devices listed below through an OTA update, which can also be flashed with factory images if a user wishes to do so manually.
Pixel 2 XL: Android 8.1 —OPM2.171026.006.H1, OPM4.171019.021.R1
Pixel 2: Android 8.1 — OPM2.171026.006.G1, OPM4.171019.021.Q1
Pixel XL: Android 8.1 — OPM4.171019.021.P1
Pixel: Android 8.1 — OPM4.171019.021.P1
Pixel C: Android 8.1 — OPM4.171019.021.N1
Nexus 6P: Android 8.1 — OPM6.171019.030.E1
Nexus 5X: Android 8.1 — OPM6.171019.030.E1
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