Android: 52 security vulnerabilities identified by Google

It was during its monthly security bulletin that Google exposed several dozen “high” or “critical” security vulnerabilities within its Android OS. Shortcomings fixed quickly, but which require the installation of a corrective patch from the user.

Last Tuesday, Google published its monthly security report for its mobile operating system Android. A well-filled and rather worrying bulletin, since in total, it is 52 security vulnerabilities which have been identified by the Mountain View firm . Among all of its breaches, eight are considered to be “ critical ”, reports Android Source, while the remaining forty-four are rated as “ high ”. These severity levels were established by Google based on their potential consequences, and the ease with which a potential hacker could have exploited the flaws in question. Among the most serious flaws detected and reported by Google include “a critical security vulnerability in the Media Framework component that could allow a remote attacker using a specially crafted file execute arbitrary code in the context of a privileged process ”. Concretely, a hacker can thanks to this flaw, install malware without the knowledge of the user, without needing physical access on the phone. Note that all of these defects concern Android 8, 9 and 10, and exclude Android 11, its latest version.

How to protect your smartphone?

While all the issues pointed out in this monthly report have fortunately been corrected by the American giant, user phones are not out of danger. To avoid the slightest disappointment, we advise you without further delay to go to the settings of your Android smartphone in order to find and run the corrective patch of September 2020 . This update should help eliminate the 52 flaws in question.

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