Google released the monthly Android Security Patch for August 2019 to address various of the recently discovered security vulnerabilities and fix various annoyances and issues.
Available for all of Google’s devices running the latest Android 9 “Pie” mobile operating system, August 2019’s Android Security Patch consists of the 2019-08-01 and 2019-08-05 security patch levels, which fix a total of 26 security vulnerabilities discovered in the Android runtime, Media framework, Android system and framework, as well as Broadcom and Qualcomm components, the most critical of them all affecting the Android system component.
“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 devi… (read more)
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