Google released its security patches for Android in 2019 that addressed tens of vulnerabilities in the popular mobile OS.
Google released the first batch of security patches for Android in 2019 that addressed tens of flaws, the most severe of them is the CVE-2018-9583 issue.
The CVE-2018-9583flaw is a critical remote code execution vulnerability affecting the System, it was included in the 2019-01-01 security patch level.
A remote attacker could exploit the flaw using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.
The 2019-01-01 security patch level addresses a total of 13 security flaws.
Google addressed only one flaw in Framework, tracked as CVE-2018-9582 it was rated as a High severity and affects Android versions 8.0, 8.1, and 9.
The other 12 vulnerabilities affecting the System component are:
1 Critical remote code execution bug.
4 High risk elevation of privilege issues.
7 High severity information disclosure vulnerabilities.
The 2019-01-05 security patch level addressed a total of 14 vulnerabilities in Kernel components (7), NVIDIA components (1), Qualcomm components (3), and Qualcomm closed-source components (3).
The most severe issue is the CVE-2018-11847 flaw, a Critical bug affecting a Qualcomm closed-source component that could allow local malicious applications to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.
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”.