Google Fixes 43 Vulnerabilities in the Android Security Patch for August 2018

Consisting of the 2018-08-01 and 2018-08-05 security patch levels, the Android Security Patch for August 2018 addresses a total of 43 security vulnerability across several components, including the framework, media framework, system, kernel and Qualcomm components, as well as Qualcomm closed-source components. According to Google’s latest Android Security Bulletin, the most severe security vulnerability addressed in August 2018’s Android Security Patch could enable local, malicious apps to gain access to additional permissions by bypassing user interaction requirements. The update also patches a severe vulnerability that could let remote attackers execute arbitrary code.