Google launched the month-to-month Android Security Patch for August 2019 to handle numerous of the just lately found safety vulnerabilities and repair numerous annoyances and points.
Available for all of Google’s units working the newest Android 9 “Pie” cell working system, August 2019’s Android Security Patch consists of the 2019-08-01 and 2019-08-05 safety patch ranges, which repair a complete of 26 safety vulnerabilities found within the Android runtime, Media framework, Android system and framework, in addition to Broadcom and Qualcomm parts, essentially the most essential of all of them affecting the Android system element.
“The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in the System component that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted PAC file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process. The severity assessment is based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would possibly have on an affected device,” learn the safety bulletin.
Improvements and safety fixes particular to Pixel units
The August 2019 Android Security Patch additionally brings particular enhancements and safety fixes for all supported Pixel units. According to the Pixel Update Bulletin for August 2019, three safety vulnerabilities have been addressed within the Qualcomm parts, together with closed-source ones for Pixel units, alongside with sleep mode enhancements for Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL smartphones.
In addition, the saving of the Wi-Fi community configuration was improved for the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel Three XL, Pixel 3a, and Pixel 3a XL units, in addition to the steadiness of the Wi-Fi CaptivePortalLogin. The Android Security Patch for August 2019 is now rolling out to all supported Pixel units, and it is coming quickly to different Android smartphones from different producers. All customers are urged to replace their units as quickly as doable.