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Google Patches Six Critical Mediaserver Bugs in Android

14 May 2017
Google Patches Six Critical Mediaserver Bugs in Android

This month's Android patch bulletin took care of several critical flaws.

The biggest news to come out of the Android Security Bulletin for May is that there are quite a few security patches in this update. So far, this particular vulnerability has not been exploited, as per absence of reports.

Google just posted the Android security update for May, 2017 and the files are already live for a number of devices.

The update is also available as a factory image that can be downloaded and installed manually.

Android has delivered on Monday its usual security bulletin for the month of May.

The same rule follows here, it will be up to Google to decide whether they will provide security updates after the r-year life of these models are completed. Owners of these devices should receive the complete patch in an over-the-air update around Friday. The update installs the latest May Android security patch on the device.

An additional critical Qualcomm vulnerability (CVE-2017-0604) in the chipmaker's power driver could also enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel, Google wrote. Google has guaranteed Android OS support till October 2018, and security patches will continue to roll out till October 2019. If you don't want to mess with these files, the OTA updates should start rolling out automatically in the next few days for those products.

Nexus and Pixel device users will get the entire patch update in the coming days. These two models performed very well and also the users are really very much satisfy with them. The Nexus devices include the Nexus Player, Nexus 9 WiFi, Nexus 9 LTE, Nexus 5x, and Nexus 6P.

Google has also issued release notes for these images and OTA files.

You can not manually install the update on a device different than the intended device as it will not work. This is especially true if you are not that tech savvy or have never done a manual flash update before.