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Google patches remote execution flaws in Android

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Mar 8, 2016.

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    Google has released 16 patches for Android, including one for a critical remote execution vulnerability in the operating system's mediaserver.

    The company's Nexus devices will receive an over-the-air update. Google's partners were notified no later than Feb. 1 of the fixes, giving them more than a month to prepare.

    The vulnerabilities in mediaserver could be exploited if malicious content is displayed or played on a device, such as an MMS, email, or if the browser plays some type of media, Google's advisory said.

    A string of vulnerabilities has been found in media playback software since last year, most notably the Stagefright bug.

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