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Android’s March 2018 Patches Fix Critical, High Risk Flaws

March 6, 2018

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Google has released its March 2018 set of security updates for Android to address numerous Critical and High severity vulnerabilities in the popular mobile operating system.

The majority of the Critical vulnerabilities addressed this month could allow an attacker to execute code remotely on affected devices. Impacted components include media framework, system, and kernel, Nvidia, and Qualcomm components.

A total of 16 vulnerabilities were addressed as part of the 2018-03-01 security patch level: 8 rated Critical severity and 8 considered High risk. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to run arbitrary code with high privileges.

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