Google began releasing June issue security patches for Pixel and Nexus devices

Google is reportedly beginning to release a June issue of security patches for Pixel devices and Nexus devices. Patch with version June 1, 2018, contains fixes for 20 vulnerabilities found on those Google devices.

Meanwhile, the patch version dated June 5, 2018, supported fixes to deal with 38 vulnerabilities. Google mentions that no device user has reported that their device is infected by the issue.

According to Android Security Bulletin, the severity of these vulnerabilities ranges from critical to high. The Bulletin adds that the highest vulnerability is the critical security vulnerability in the Media framework.

This malicious vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code using specially created files. In addition, this June security patch also supported updates related to a number of functions and not a security issue.

Updates related to these functions include better Bluetooth LE performance for Pixel and Nexus devices, network switching antenna capabilities in poor conditions for Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, better Wi-Fi connectivity capabilities with certain Wi-Fi access points for Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL.

In addition, these updates include the IMEI software version number (SVN) displaying accurately as a number for Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, and Pixel 2 XL. This update also supports Always-On screen consistency and better proximity sensor for Pixel 2 XL.


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