Google today released the 2019 March Android security patch for Pixel users, which resolved multiple security vulnerabilities and fixed many vulnerabilities recently reported by users. The March 2019 Android security patch is currently being pushed to all supported Google devices, including 2019-03-01 and 2019-03-05 security levels, for Android frameworks, libraries, and systems, and the kernel, Nvidia and the Qualcomm component. The total has fixed 45 security vulnerabilities.
According to Android Security Bulletin,
The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in Media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted 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.
This month’s update also provides a number of feature patches for Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, including improved storage performance and significantly reduced camera application startup time and responsiveness. The camera performance of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL has become a pain point for many users, especially the slow start-up time and poor response. I hope that this issue of the camera application will have a significant improvement in this update. In addition to camera applications and storage, this month’s update also enhances Bluetooth reliability, provides better playback for encrypted video multimedia, and fixes smoother rollback options after OTA update failures.
According to the Pixel Update Bulletin in March 2019, all Pixel devices running the latest Android 9 Pie operating system can be updated with the Android security patch updated in March 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.