Google Patches 10 Critical Bugs in August Android Security Bulletin

August 9, 2017

Google patched 10 critical remote code execution bugs in its August Android Security Bulletin issued Monday. It warned the most severe RCE vulnerabilities could enable a remote attacker, using a specially crafted file, to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

The security bulletin includes over-the-air updates and firmware images for Google’s Pixel, Pixel XL and Pixel C phones along with its Nexus devices (5X, 6, 6P, 9 and Player). Wireless carriers are expected to also push out these OTA updates to leading handset models in the days and weeks ahead.

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