BlackBerry releases August 2018 Android Security Update for BlackBerry Android devices


BlackBerry has today rolled out the August 2018 Android Security update to BlackBerry Android devices.

The Android Security Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices. BlackBerry releases security bulletins to notify users of its Android smartphones about available security fixes.

The following vulnerabilities have been remediated in this update:

Elevation of Privilege in FrameworkCVE-2018-9445
Denial of Service in FrameworkCVE-2018-9438
Elevation of Privilege in FrameworkCVE-2018-9458
Information Disclosure in FrameworkCVE-2018-9451
Remote Code Execution in Media frameworkCVE-2018-9427
Denial of Service in Media frameworkCVE-2018-9444
Denial of Service in Media frameworkCVE-2018-9437
Remote Code Execution in SystemCVE-2018-9446
Remote Code Execution in SystemCVE-2018-9450
Denial of Service in SystemCVE-2018-9455
Information Disclosure in SystemCVE-2018-9436
Information Disclosure in SystemCVE-2018-9454
Information Disclosure in SystemCVE-2018-9448
Information Disclosure in SystemCVE-2018-9453
Elevation of Privilege in Kernel componentsCVE-2017-18249
Elevation of Privilege in Kernel componentsCVE-2018-9465
Elevation of Privilege in Qualcomm componentsCVE-2018-11260
Vulnerability in Qualcomm closed-source componentsCVE-2017-18304
Vulnerability in Qualcomm closed-source componentsCVE-2017-18303
Vulnerability in Qualcomm closed-source componentsCVE-2017-18301
Information Disclosure in FrameworkCVE-2017-1000100
Information Disclosure in SystemCVE-2018-9435
Information Disclosure in SystemCVE-2018-9461
Information Disclosure in SystemCVE-2018-9449
Information Disclosure in SystemCVE-2018-9457
Information Disclosure in SystemCVE-2018-9441
Denial of Service in SystemCVE-2017-13322
Denial of Service in SystemCVE-2018-9447
Elevation of Privilege in Kernel componentsCVE-2018-9439
Elevation of Privilege in Kernel componentsCVE-2018-1068
Elevation of Privilege in Qualcomm componentsCVE-2018-11263
Elevation of Privilege in Qualcomm componentsCVE-2018-5910
Elevation of Privilege in Qualcomm componentsCVE-2018-5908
Elevation of Privilege in Qualcomm componentsCVE-2018-5905
Elevation of Privilege in Qualcomm componentsCVE-2018-5904
Information Disclosure in Qualcomm componentsCVE-2017-18306
Information Disclosure in Qualcomm componentsCVE-2017-18307
Elevation of Privilege in Qualcomm componentsCVE-2017-9711

If you own an Android device from BlackBerry and are not seeing the system update message, you can check manually by heading into Settings -> About phone -> System updates and checking manually.

Look for the following Android security patch level August 5, 2018 or later.

Updated software builds may also be available from other retailers or carriers, dependent on their deployment schedules.


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