Android Security Update September 2017

[German]Google has released its monthly Android security updates for September 2017. This month Google fixes 13 critical security flaws.


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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.


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