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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:

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