This week Google released the July 2018 Android patches that address tens of vulnerabilities in the popular mobile operating system.
Google released the July 2018 Android patches that address a total of 11 vulnerabilities, including three Critical issues and 8 High-risk flaws that affect the framework, media framework, and system.
The critical vulnerabilities are remote code execution issues, the other flaws include information disclosure bugs, denial of service and elevation of privilege issues.
The most severe vulnerability affecting the Framework (CVE-2018-9433) could be exploited by a remote attacker using a specially crafted pac file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.
“The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process,” reads the security advisory.
The most severe vulnerability in System (CVE-2018-9365) component could be exploited by a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.
The most severe vulnerability in the Media framework component (CVE-2018-9411) could be exploited by a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.
Affected Android versions are Android 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, and 8.1.
Google also addressed a total of 32 vulnerabilities as part of the 2018-07-05 security patch level, 8 critical issues and 24 rated as High risk.
These vulnerabilities affect the Kernel (4 elevation of privilege bugs), Qualcomm (6, 1 Critical RCE flaw, one High severity RCE, 2 High-risk information High-risk issues, and 2 elevation of privilege vulnerabilities), and Qualcomm closed-source (22, 7 Critical issues and 15 High risk flaws) components.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.