Google Releases Android Security Patch for May 2019, Includes 30 Security Fixes
Google published today the Android Security Patch for May 2019, addressing the latest critical security vulnerabilities and other issues discovered in various of Android’s components.
The Android Security Patch for May 2019 consists of the 2019-05-01 and 2019-05-05 security patch levels, which contain a total of 30 security fixes for the Android Framework, Media framework, Android System, Kernel components, and Nvidia components, Broadcom components, as well as Qualcomm components, including closed-source ones. The most important vulnerability fixed in this update affects the Media framework, allowing a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.
“The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in Media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted 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 hav… (read more)
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