Google Android Risks Patched
Google patches for a total of 40 vulnerabilities in android, including seven that are rated critical. A total of 16 issues were patched with the first part of this month’s security updates the 2021-09-01 security patch level
One critical issue in the Framework component tracked as CVE-2021-0687, the security bug affects Android 8.1, 9, 10, and 11 that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to cause a permanent denial of service.
Six other vulnerabilities were patched in the Framework component, all considered high-severity. These include five elevation of privilege flaws and one information disclosure vulnerability.
Google also released patches for two high severity information disclosure issues in Media framework, and seven vulnerabilities in the System component: six high severity and one medium severity related to elevation of privilege.
This month’s Android patches also include a Google Play system update to address the CVE-2021-0690 vulnerability.
The second part of September 2021’s set of patches arrives on devices as the 2021-09-05 security patch level and includes fixes for a total of 23 vulnerabilities in Kernel components, MediaTek components, Unisoc components, Qualcomm components, and Qualcomm closed-source components.
Google also patches Pixel devices with security patch level 2021-09-05 , address a total of nine other vulnerabilities, in Kernel, Pixel components, Qualcomm components, and Qualcomm closed-source components.