BlackBerry releases December 2018 Android Security Update for BlackBerry Android devices


BlackBerry has today rolled out the December 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-2018-9547
Information Disclosure in FrameworkCVE-2018-9548
Remote Code Execution in Media FrameworkCVE-2018-9549
Information Disclosure in Media FrameworkCVE-2018-9552
Remote Code Execution in Media FrameworkCVE-2018-9553
Elevation of Privilege in Media FrameworkCVE-2018-9538
Information Disclosure in Media FrameworkCVE-2018-9554
Remote Code Execution in SystemCVE-2018-9555
Elevation of Privilege in SystemCVE-2018-9557
Elevation of Privilege in SystemCVE-2018-9558
Elevation of Privilege in SystemCVE-2018-9559
Information Disclosure in SystemCVE-2018-9566
Elevation of Privilege in Kernel ComponentsCVE-2018-9568
Vulnerability in Qualcomm ComponentsCVE-2018-11960
Vulnerability in Qualcomm ComponentsCVE-2018-11963
Vulnerability in Qualcomm Closed-Source ComponentsCVE-2018-11279

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 Android security patch level December 1, 2018 or later.

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

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