July 2021 Security Updates for the Android OS Are Now Available
The Android Updates Patch Tens of High-Severity Vulnerabilities.
Last updated on July 9, 2021
This week, Google has announced that the Android Operating System (OS) updates for July 2021, which include patches for over 40 flaws, are now available.
According to Google advisory, the most critical of these issues is a high-security vulnerability in the System component that could allow a remote threat actor to employ a specially crafted file to perform arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.
As observed by SecurityWeek, seventeen of the bugs were tackled with the2021-07-01 security patch level. These include:
Two elevation of privilege vulnerabilities in Framework. The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a local malicious application to bypass user interaction requirements in order to gain access to additional permissions.
One elevation of privilege and one information disclosure issue in the Media framework. The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.
Seven elevation of privilege and six information disclosure bugs in the System. The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a local malicious application to bypass user interaction requirements in order to gain access to additional permissions.
All of these vulnerabilities have a severity rating of high and most of them impact devices running Android 8.1, 9, 10, and 11.
Google also brings up three security holes fixed with Google Play system updates. According to the organization, the issues are included in Project Mainline components.
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