Android Marshmallow March Update Posted

As part of their monthly security update plan, Google has released the March 2016 security update for both Android Lollipop and Android Marshmallow today.  Both updates have had their factory images posted on the Android developer site while the OTA updates are also shipping today for Nexus devices.  Users can expect to see the update hit their unlocked Nexus devices over the course of the next few days and maybe up to a week as it rolls out.

In the Security Bulletin for the update, Google outlines that 19 significant issues are addressed in this update, 6 of which were considered critical.  Here is the rundown of all of the issues addressed.

Android Marshmallow Icon Screen
Android Marshmallow
Issue CVE Severity
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Mediaserver CVE-2016-0815
CVE-2016-0816
Critical
Remote Code Execution Vulnerabilities in libvpx CVE-2016-1621 Critical
Elevation of Privilege in Conscrypt CVE-2016-0818 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in the Qualcomm
Performance Component
CVE-2016-0819 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in MediaTek Wi-Fi Driver CVE-2016-0820 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Keyring Component CVE-2016-0728 Critical
Mitigation Bypass Vulnerability in the Kernel CVE-2016-0821 High
Elevation of Privilege in MediaTek Connectivity Driver CVE-2016-0822 High
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Kernel CVE-2016-0823 High
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in libstagefright CVE-2016-0824 High
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Widevine CVE-2016-0825 High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Mediaserver CVE-2016-0826
CVE-2016-0827
High
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Mediaserver CVE-2016-0828
CVE-2016-0829
High
Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability in Bluetooth CVE-2016-0830 High
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Telephony CVE-2016-0831 Moderate
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Setup Wizard CVE-2016-0832 Moderate

The post goes on to explain in detail several of the critical issues for those who are interested in reading the gory bits.

Keep in mind that if your device is locked to a carrier that it could be several weeks or even months before you see the update.  Only unlocked Nexus devices will see the update quickly.