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Google’s September 2017 Android Patches Fix Over 80 Vulnerabilities
8 September 2017, 11:35 am

Google has released this month’s security updates for its Android mobile OS, fixing a total of 81 vulnerabilities in the platform with two different packages.

The company’s September 2017 patch rollout includes two security patch level strings, one of which is labeled as 2017-09-01 and the other one flagged as 2017-09-05. The second includes the fixes that are part of the first, but Google says that this way Android partners can quickly fix a subset of vulnerabilities on their devices.

Specifically, the 2017-09-01 security patch level addresses 30 vulnerabilities, out of which no less than 10 are marked as critical and another 15 with a high security risk. Google says that the majority of Android versions are affected, including the newly-released Oreo.

Google points out the most severe vulnerabilities could allow attackers to execute arbitrary code on an unpatched device using crafted files. Th... (read more)

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