Android 12: First Update Fixes 162 Vulnerabilities

android 12 officially arrived on Monday (4) — at least in the AOSP version, with the release of the source code for the application by manufacturers and interested partners. But at the same time, Google has also released the OS Security Report for October 2021, which means we have an exact dimension of how many bugs the new update fixes.

According to the XDA Developers website, the first version of android 12 resolves as many as 162 security vulnerabilities across the following system components:

Android framework – 70 cases
System – 63 cases
Media Frameword – 21 cases
Android runtime – 4″
Libraries – 2
Android TV – 2

Since the platform code has been released, these fixes may already be included by manufacturers using Android in their routine updates. However, how long it takes for the new version to appear depends on each company.

“The most serious of these issues is a critical system component vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code in the context of a privileged process using a specially crafted transmission,” the document explains.

For more information about each hole found, see Google’s security bulletin.

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