[German]Google has released its monthly Android security updates for September 2017. This month Google fixes 13 critical security flaws.
The Android Security Updates September 2017 has been announced in Google’s Android Security Bulletin—September 2017. There are two patch packets:
- 2017-09-01: Partial security patch level string. This security patch level string indicates that all issues associated with 2017-09-01 (and all previous security patch level strings) are addressed.
- 2017-09-05: Complete security patch level string. This security patch level string indicates that all issues associated with 2017-09-01 and 2017-09-05 (and all previous security patch level strings) are addressed.
A couple of critical security flaws may be found an Android’s Media Server framework. Google is patching this framework since 2015 – without real success. The updates addresses Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) up to Android 8.0 (Oreo). Unfortunately only a few users of newer Google Nexus and Pixel devices are receiving these updates. Other Android vendors are receiving these patches, but 99 % of all Android devices are never receiving these updates (or only with a long delay). So the Android eco system is terrible broken from a security view.