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Google releases December Android Security update

Google has released Android’s December security update with 74 patches.

Android’s monthly security update has been released, with 74 vulnerabilities being patched. It is a slight improvement on November’s update, where 83 flaws were fixed. In total, of the 74 vulnerabilities, 11 are rated as ‘critical’, while six of these are issues with NVIDIA drivers.

There are, once again, several fixes to Qualcomm components. There is one critical fix for “Vulnerabilities in Qualcomm components”, as well as 11 more patches; eight with a ‘high’ severity and three rated ‘moderate’.

Seven denial of service vulnerabilities (including four in Mediaserver) have been patched. All of them are rated as ‘high’ severity. Additionally, four remote code execution flaws (also rated ‘high’) have been patched.

Google stated that there have been “no reports of active customer exploitation or abuse of these newly reported issues.” To see the fully security bulletin for December, click here.

QTF Recommendation: All users are strongly advised to download the latest security update, when available. This will greatly help in not only keeping your device free of unwanted bugs or malware, but will also ensure the safety of your personal and sensitive information.


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