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Android Security Bulletin June 2018: What you need to know

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June is busting out all over the place. Flowers are blooming, trees are leafing, bees are pollinating, and bugs are creeping. Of course, Android isn't immune to that explosion of bugs. With the June Security Bulletin comes a solid balance of critical and high vulnerabilities that may or may not surprise you. Let's dive right into this bulletin to see what's what.

Before we dive into what's included with this month's bulletin, it's always good to know what security release is installed on your device. To no surprise, my daily driver, an Essential PH-1, is running the latest security patch (June 5, 2018). To find out what patch level you are running, open Settings and go to About Phone. Scroll down until you see Android security patch level (Figure A).

Figure A

The Essential PH-1 always has an up-to-date Security Patch. Terminology

You will find different types of vulnerabilities listed. Possible types include:

RCE—Remote code executionEoP—Elevation of...(continued)
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