Recently, Google has released the security update for its Android Nexus devices(Android Open Source Project(AOSP)), in March 2016. During this update around 19 security issues has been fixed by Google. Four major holes were patched by this update, along with a lot of other vulnerabilities.
“The affected functionality is provided as a core part of the operating system, and there are multiple applications that allow it to be reached with remote content, most notably MMS and browser playback of media, The media server service has access to audio and video streams as well as access to privileges that third-party apps could not normally access.”
“This issue is rated as a critical severity due to the possibility of a local permanent device compromise, and the device could only be repaired by re-flashing the operating system”
- Android’s Display Driver.
- Skia graphics library media server.
- Mobile operating system’s kernel.
In one of the Google blog post said,
“Android was built from day one with security in mind, Security continues to be a top priority and monthly device updates are yet another tool to make and keep Android users safe.”