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Android's June 2020 Patches Fix Critical RCE Vulnerabilities

Google has started rolling out the June 2020 security patches for the Android operating system, which address a total of 43 vulnerabilities, including several rated critical.

The most important of these flaws is a critical bug in System that could be exploited to execute arbitrary code remotely. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker needs to use a specially crafted transmission, Google explains.

This is one of the two critical remote code execution issues patched in System, both affecting Android releases 8.0 through 10. The vulnerabilities are tracked as CVE-2020-0117 and CVE-2020-8597.

Google also released patches for two high-severity issues in System that could be exploited for information disclosure, but which impact Android 10 only.

All of the System vulnerabilities were patched as part of the 2020-06-01 security patch level, which also addresses three high-risk issues in Framework (two elevation of privilege and one information disclosure) and two high-severity flaws in Media framework (one elevation of privilege and one information disclosure).

The remaining 25 issues that were fixed this month received patches as part of the 2020-06-05 security patch level. These include one information disclosure in Framework, one elevation of privilege in System, two elevation of privilege and one information disclosure in Kernel components, and 20 unspecified vulnerabilities in Qualcomm components and Qualcomm closed-source components.

Google also released a new set of security patches for Pixel devices this week, to address a total of 118 vulnerabilities. Two of these are rated high severity, while the remaining 116 are moderate. Impacted components are Android runtime, Framework, Media framework, System, Kernel components, Qualcomm components, and Qualcomm closed-source components.

Pixel devices will receive an update to the 2020-06-05 patch level, which fixes all of these flaws, along with the vulnerabilities mentioned in the June 2020 Android Security Bulletin.

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