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Android Rolls Out Updated Nexus Patches

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Security vulnerabilities have been addressed as new Android patches for Nexus devices have rolled out.

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Image courtesy of (Stuart Miles) / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

A post on the Android site made Monday explains patches have been released on the over-the-air system after issues were identified earlier this year. The updates come as part of the Android Security Bulletin Monthly Release process.

“Partners were notified about and provided updates for these issues on November 2, 2015 or earlier. Source code patches for these issues will be released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository over the next 48 hours. We will revise this bulletin with the AOSP links when they are available,” the post explains.

The biggest threat involves a Critical security vulnerability. The vulnerability could enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as e-mail, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files.

However, the post explains, there have been no reports of “customer exploitation” with the reported issues. Yet, customers are being encouraged to take advantage of the patches and add them to their systems as soon as possible.

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