2019 February Android security patch for Pixel devices fix 42 security flaws

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Google today released the 2019 February Android security patch for Pixel users, which resolved multiple security vulnerabilities and fixed many vulnerabilities recently reported by users. The February 2019 Android security patch is currently being pushed to all supported Google devices, including 2019-02-01 and 2019-02-05 security levels, for Android frameworks, libraries and systems, and the kernel, Nvidia and the Qualcomm component. The total has fixed 42 security vulnerabilities.

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According to Android Security Bulletin,

The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in Framework that could allow a remote attacker using a specially crafted PNG file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process. The severity assessment is based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would possibly have on an affected device, assuming the platform and service mitigations are turned off for development purposes or if successfully bypassed.

Google said this release brings several feature updates and improvements to various components in its Linux-based mobile operating system.

According to the Pixel Update Bulletin in February 2019, all Pixel devices running the latest Android 9 Pie operating system can be updated with the Android security patch updated in February 2019 via OTA update. Launched today, Google Pixel, Google Pixel XL, Google Pixel 2, Google Pixel XL 2, Google Pixel 3 and Google Pixel 3 XL devices will be updated in the next few days.