As expected with it being the first Monday of the month, Google has released the Android Security Update patches for June today. Like the past few updates, this month’s patch consists of two patches, one dated June 1st and the other June 5th. The first patch deals with broader issues with Android in general while the second patch is more driver or component specific.
Perhaps the best news in this month’s update is the fix of a long standing Bluetooth vulnerability within Android. There are three specific fixes that are in this update which squelch the ability of malicious apps to elevate permissions. This issue has actually be in Android since the KitKat days. Yeah, a long time coming.
Other updates include specific fixes for device related elements such those from Nvidia, Qualcomm and others. Indeed, overall there are 23 patches for Qualcomm alone in the June 5th patch, one of which is considered critical. That critical issue? Bluetooth driver.
For those of you with a Google Pixel device or a supported Nexus device, you will be receiving the OTA update starting today and it will be the June 5th update. For reference, the devices from Google that will be getting the update include:
- Pixel/Pixel XL
- Nexus 5X
- Nexus 6P
- Nexus 6
- Nexus 9
- Nexus Player
- Pixel C
You can read all the gory details of the fixes and updates on the Android Security Bulletin site.