Google's September security patch fixes Quadrooter flaws

Google is out with its monthly security patch for Android. The September security patch brings a host of bug fixes.


Google is out with its monthly security patch for Android. The September security patch brings a host of bug fixes. Google's security bulletin reveals three security patch level strings to offer Android partners the flexibility to quickly subset vulnerabilities.

The bulletin reads:

  • 2016-09-01: Partial security patch level string. This security patch level string indicates that all issues associated with 2016-09-01 (and all previous security patch level strings) are addressed.
  • 2016-09-05: Partial security patch level string. This security patch level string indicates that all issues associated with 2016-09-01 and 2016-09-05 (and all previous security patch level strings) are addressed.
  • 2016-09-06: Complete security patch level string, which addresses issues that were discovered after partners were notified of most issues in this bulletin. This security patch level string indicates that all issues associated with 2016-09-01, 2016-09-05, and 2016-09-06 (and all previous security patch level strings) are addressed.

Alongside, two major fixes have been announced. Google said it has fixed CVE-2016-5340 and CVE-2016-2059 with critical and severe level of severity respectively.  This means, the company has fixed the flaws that belong as a part of "Quadrooter".  Quadrooter flaw was believed to have affeced about 900 million Android devices. Read more here.

"Google's report reminds everyone that there have been no reported cases of active exploits using any of the vulnerabilities fixed in these patches, but these are all still incredibly important additions to Android itself and should be installed as soon as possible," AndroidCentral report points out.

Google will be releasing the patches for Nexus, Pixel, Android One, and also BlackBerry Android phone as an over-the-air update. Nexus users can also find the images on the Google Developer site.

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