Google Addresses 43 Serious Android Bugs and Works Towards Fixing Them

Released on Monday, the January Android Security Bulletin of Google addressed the 43 bugs that were present in the Android Handsets overall. Apart from this Qualcomm, the chips used in Android Devices also addressed 15 very critical bugs, all of which Google managed to fix. Out of all these issues, the most severe were two bugs.

The severely critical bugs included the (CVE-2021-0316) which is the remote-code-execution flaw in Google’s Android System component, also known as the core of the Android system. Denial of service issue (CVE-2021-0313) in the Android Framework was addressed as another very serious issues which needed to be fixed as soon as possible because this feature helps developers to write and form applications quickly and easily.

According to Google, the most serious flaw out of these two was the bug in the Android System Component because the bug would allow the hackers in executing arbitrary code and therefore Google immediately looked into both of these issues and said that the issues have been fixed in the following version of Androids 8.0, 8.1, 9, 10 and 11.

Every update version that is launched has some issues with it because it is a human nature to make mistakes, but all these issues are later fixed for the users. So apart from these two issues Google noticed a lot of other minor issues that could be inconvenient for its users.

13 high severity flaws were found in the Android Framework out of which 4 were information glitches, eight were elevation of privilege issues while one issue was related to the DoS flaw.

The Media Frame Work which offers its users to play a lot of common varieties of media and helps the public in utilizing the options like audio, videos and images also showed three bugs, including a flaw in the RCE which was tied to CVE-2016-6328 and two flaws related to information disclosure tied to CVE-2021-0311 and CVE-2021-0312.

A high severity flaw in the MediaTech component was also fixed along with three flaws that were in the Kernal.

Finally, the issues called out by the Qualcomm chips were addressed, which included the bugs affecting the kernal, display, camera and audio components.

Issues like these are common to occur in all launched software versions, but it is good that Google immediately addressed to these issues and worked towards fixing the occurring glitches.

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