Google starts pushing out the latest Android security update to the Nexus and Pixel devices. The January security patch is rolling out, it brings the perfunctory bug fixes after December’s addition of many Pixel 2 features to older devices, as well as burn-in protections.
There are two patch levels once again – January 1, 2018 contains 20 bugs fixed, while January 5, 2018 adds 18 more on top of that. Vulnerabilities range from high to critical, with the worst one seemingly being a media framework bug that might let a remote attacker execute arbitrary code through a “crafted file”.
If you own a Nexus or Pixel then 46 more fixes are coming, including two functional updates. Canadian carrier Rogers only notes the presence of security fixes. Meanwhile, there is a separate build for Pixel and Pixel 2 devices in the UK.
Google notes that there are no reports of customers being affected by these security issues. The company has already made the usual factory images and full OTA zip files available for download. The rollout should commence later today or tomorrow and will bring you the latest security patches.