The Google just released the biggest security update for Android Ecosystem, with 39 vulnerability fixes. The Google team has set 15 Critical vulnerabilities, 16 High threat vulnerabilities, and eight moderate vulnerabilities in this update. The 26 different components in Android Operating System, like Bluetooth, Mediaserver, Video kernel driver and many other have patched for vulnerabilities.
Last month, reports came out that Android has one severe weakness, that be used to steal valuable data from a smartphone. The App, which gives root privileges to threats via this vulnerability, has removed from play Store after noticing it. Linux developers have already patched the Vulnerability, which was found, but Google ignored the red signal given by Linux Developers. But now, the Google team has patched that vulnerability too, in the latest security update for Android.
With above vulnerability, Google team succeeded in patching the vulnerability in the core system. The DHCP client also called as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol service had a flaw, which lets an attacker enter in the smartphone anonymously, causing memory corruption and run third party programs with root privileges. The Team patched this vulnerability before it gets exploited. The Nexus smartphone users will get the Security update soon. But, the smartphone made by third party OEM’s will have to wait till manufacturer modify it according to their convenience.