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Google Patches 83 Android Flaws in November Update

Google on Nov. 7 released its November Android patches, which provide 83 fixes for vulnerabilities across three patch levels. Across the patch levels—a complete patch level identified as 2016-11-05, a partial patch level identified as 2016-11-01 and the 2016-11-06 supplementary patch level—Google is patching a total of 13 vulnerabilities rated as having critical impact.

Among the critical flaws being patched is CVE-2016-5195, also known as the so-called “Dirty COW” vulnerability in Linux.