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Android Security Bulletin December 2018: What you need to know

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Before we dive into what's included with this month's Android Security Bulletin, it's always good to know what security release is installed on your device. To no surprise, my daily driver, a Pixel 3, is running a security patch that is up to date (December 5, 2018).

To find out what patch level you are running, open Settings and go to About Phone. If you're using Android Pie, that location changed to Settings | Security & Location | Security updated. Scroll down and tap the version of Android found on your device. The resulting window (Figure A) will reveal your security patch level.

SEE: Mobile device computing policy (Tech Pro Research)

Figure A

The December 5 Security patch on a Pixel 3. Terminology

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

RCE—Remote code executionEoP—Elevation of privilegeID—Information disclosureDoS—Denial of service

And now, onto the issues.

12/01/2018 Security Patch Level

Critical Issues...(continued)

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