BlackBerry releases January 2019 Android Security Update for BlackBerry Android devices

BlackBerry has today rolled out the January 2019 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-2018-9582
Remote Code Execution in System CVE-2018-9583
Elevation of Privilege in System CVE-2018-9584
Elevation of Privilege in System CVE-2018-9585
Elevation of Privilege in System CVE-2018-9586
Elevation of Privilege in System CVE-2018-9587
Information Disclosure in System CVE-2018-9588
Information Disclosure in System CVE-2018-9589
Information Disclosure in System CVE-2018-9590
Information Disclosure in System CVE-2018-9591
Information Disclosure in System CVE-2018-9592
Information Disclosure in System CVE-2018-9593
Information Disclosure in System CVE-2018-9594
Elevation of Privilege in Kernel Components CVE-2018-10876
Elevation of Privilege in Kernel Components CVE-2018-10882
Elevation of Privilege in Kernel Components CVE-2018-13405
Elevation of Privilege in Kernel Components CVE-2018-18281
Elevation of Privilege in Kernel Components CVE-2018-17182
Information Disclosure in Kernel Components CVE-2018-10877
Vulnerability in Qualcomm Closed-Source Components CVE-2018-11847


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 January 5, 2019 or later.

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

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