BlackBerry releases October 2017 Android Security Update for BlackBerry Android devices

Rapid John
Posted on October 27, 2017, 11:44 pm
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BlackBerry has today rolled out the October 2017 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 GateKeeperResponse CVE-2017-0806
Elevation of Privilege in UI Framework CVE-2017-0807
Remote Code Execution in Media Framework CVE-2017-0809
Remote Code Execution in Media Framework CVE-2017-0810
Remote Code Execution in Media Framework CVE-2017-0811
Information Disclosure in Media Framework CVE-2017-0815
Information Disclosure in Media Framework CVE-2017-0816
Elevation of Privilege in Kernel Network Subsystem CVE-2017-9075
Elevation of Privilege in Qualcomm Network Subsystem CVE-2017-9714
Elevation of Privilege in Qualcomm Linux boot CVE-2017-9683
Information Disclosure in File System CVE-2017-0808
Denial of Service in Media Framework CVE-2017-0813
Denial of Service in Media Framework CVE-2017-0814
Information Disclosure in Media Framework CVE-2017-0817
Denial of Service in Media Framework CVE-2017-0818
Denial of Service in Media Framework CVE-2017-0819
Denial of Service in Media Framework CVE-2017-0820
Elevation of Privilege in Camera CVE-2017-0822
Information Disclosure in RILD CVE-2017-0823
Information Disclosure in Broadcom WiFi Driver CVE-2017-0825
Elevation of Privilege in Kernel SCSI Driver CVE-2017-7187
Elevation of Privilege in Qualcomm SPS Driver CVE-2017-9686
Elevation of Privilege in Qualcomm Video Driver CVE-2017-9706
Elevation of Privilege in Qualcomm SoC Driver CVE-2017-9697

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 October 5, 2017 or later.

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

Rapid John

Rapid John has a quarter of a century in programming for Government and Corporate bodies and is proficient in most major programming languages.  He is constantly running around showing us his latest bit of code and telling us how fantastic it is. (John we know).

He is responsible for carrying out presentations to corporate and business customers and is a BlackBerry Elite.

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