Google releases July 2017 Android Security Bulletin and Google Device Images

Rapid John
Posted on July 05, 2017, 9:47 pm
16 mins

Google has released the July 2017 Android Security Bulletin. Partners have had access to the warnings in this month’s bulletin at least a month ago.

The July bulletin has two security patch levels to provide Android partners with the flexibility to more quickly fix a subset of vulnerabilities that are similar across all Android devices.

  • 2017-07-01: Partial security patch level string. This security patch level string indicates that all issues associated with 2017-07-01 (and all previous security patch level strings) are addressed.
  • 2017-07-05: Complete security patch level string. This security patch level string indicates that all issues associated with 2017-07-01 and 2017-07-05 (and all previous security patch level strings) are addressed.

The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process. The severity assessment is based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would possibly have on an affected device, assuming the platform and service mitigations are turned off for development purposes or if successfully bypassed.

Alongside the bulletin, Google have released a security update to Google devices through an over-the-air (OTA) update. The Google device firmware images have also been released to the Google Developer site. Security patch levels of July 05, 2017 or later address all of these issues.

iPhone X Google releases July 2017 Android Security Bulletin and Google Device Images

The tables below contains a list of security vulnerabilities, the Common Vulnerability and Exposures ID (CVE), the assessed severity, and whether or not Google devices are affected. The severity assessment is based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would possibly have on an affected device, assuming the platform and service mitigations are disabled for development purposes or if successfully bypassed.

Android and Google Play Mitigations

This is a summary of the mitigations provided by the Android security platform and service protections such as Google Play Protect. These capabilities reduce the likelihood that security vulnerabilities could be successfully exploited on Android.

  • Exploitation for many issues on Android is made more difficult by enhancements in newer versions of the Android platform. We encourage all users to update to the latest version of Android where possible.
  • The Android security team actively monitors for abuse through Google Play Protect and warns users about Potentially Harmful Applications. Google Play Protect is enabled by default on devices with Google Mobile Services, and is especially important for users who install apps from outside of Google Play.

 

Security patch levels of 2017-07-01 or later must address the following issues.

Runtime

The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of an unprivileged process.

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-3544 A-35784677 RCE Moderate 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2

Framework

The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a local malicious application using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of an application that uses the library.

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-0664 A-36491278 EoP High 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0665 A-36991414 EoP High 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0666 A-37285689 EoP High 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0667 A-37478824 EoP High 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0668 A-22011579 ID Moderate 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0669 A-34114752 ID High 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0670 A-36104177 DoS High 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2

Libraries

The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of an application that uses the library.

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-0671 A-34514762 RCE High 4.4.4
CVE-2016-2109 A-35443725 DoS High 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0672 A-34778578 DoS High 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2

Media framework

The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-0540 A-33966031 RCE Critical 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0673 A-33974623 RCE Critical 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0674 A-34231163 RCE Critical 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0675 A-34779227 RCE Critical 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0676 A-34896431 RCE Critical 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0677 A-36035074 RCE Critical 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0678 A-36576151 RCE Critical 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0679 A-36996978 RCE Critical 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0680 A-37008096 RCE Critical 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0681 A-37208566 RCE Critical 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0682 A-36588422 RCE High 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0683 A-36591008 RCE High 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0684 A-35421151 EoP High 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0685 A-34203195 DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0686 A-34231231 DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0688 A-35584425 DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0689 A-36215950 DoS High 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0690 A-36592202 DoS High 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0691 A-36724453 DoS High 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0692 A-36725407 DoS High 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0693 A-36993291 DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0694 A-37093318 DoS High 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0695 A-37094889 DoS High 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0696 A-37207120 DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0697 A-37239013 DoS High 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0698 A-35467458 ID Moderate 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0699 A-36490809 ID Moderate 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2

System UI

The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-0700 A-35639138 RCE High 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0701 A-36385715 RCE High 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0702 A-36621442 RCE High 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0703 A-33123882 EoP High 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0704 A-33059280 EoP Moderate 7.1.1, 7.1.2

Security patch levels of 2017-07-05 or later must address all of the 2017-07-01 issues, as well as the following issues.

Broadcom components

The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a proximate attacker to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel.

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-9417 A-38041027*
B-RB#123023
RCE Critical Wi-Fi driver
CVE-2017-0705 A-34973477*
B-RB#119898
EoP Moderate Wi-Fi driver
CVE-2017-0706 A-35195787*
B-RB#120532
EoP Moderate Wi-Fi driver

HTC components

The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-0707 A-36088467* EoP Moderate LED driver
CVE-2017-0708 A-35384879* ID Moderate Sound driver
CVE-2017-0709 A-35468048* ID Low Sensor hub driver

Kernel components

The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-6074 A-35784697
Upstream kernel
EoP High Networking subsystem
CVE-2017-5970 A-35805460
Upstream kernel
DoS High Networking subsystem
CVE-2015-5707 A-35841297
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate SCSI driver
CVE-2017-0710 A-34951864* EoP Moderate TCB
CVE-2017-7308 A-36725304
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate Networking driver
CVE-2014-9731 A-35841292
Upstream kernel
ID Moderate File system

MediaTek components

The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-0711 A-36099953*
M-ALPS03206781
EoP High Networking driver

NVIDIA components

The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-0340 A-33968204*
N-CVE-2017-0340
EoP High Libnvparser
CVE-2017-0326 A-33718700*
N-CVE-2017-0326
ID Moderate Video driver

Qualcomm components

The most severe vulnerability in this section could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel.

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-8255 A-36251983
QC-CR#985205
EoP High Bootloader
CVE-2016-10389 A-34500449
QC-CR#1009145
EoP High Bootloader
CVE-2017-8253 A-35400552
QC-CR#1086764
EoP High Camera driver
CVE-2017-8262 A-32938443
QC-CR#2029113
EoP High GPU driver
CVE-2017-8263 A-34126808*
QC-CR#1107034
EoP High Anonymous shared memory subsystem
CVE-2017-8267 A-34173755*
QC-CR#2001129
EoP High Anonymous shared memory subsystem
CVE-2017-8273 A-35400056
QC-CR#1094372
EoP High Bootloader
CVE-2016-5863 A-36251182
QC-CR#1102936
EoP Moderate USB HID driver
CVE-2017-8243 A-34112490*
QC-CR#2001803
EoP Moderate SoC driver
CVE-2017-8246 A-37275839
QC-CR#2008031
EoP Moderate Sound driver
CVE-2017-8256 A-37286701
QC-CR#1104565
EoP Moderate Wi-Fi driver
CVE-2017-8257 A-37282763
QC-CR#2003129
EoP Moderate Video driver
CVE-2017-8259 A-34359487
QC-CR#2009016
EoP Moderate SoC driver
CVE-2017-8260 A-34624155
QC-CR#2008469
EoP Moderate Camera driver
CVE-2017-8261 A-35139833
QC-CR#2013631
EoP Moderate Camera driver
CVE-2017-8264 A-33299365
QC-CR#1107702
EoP Moderate Camera driver
CVE-2017-8265 A-32341313
QC-CR#1109755
EoP Moderate Video driver
CVE-2017-8266 A-33863407
QC-CR#1110924
EoP Moderate Video driver
CVE-2017-8268 A-34620535
QC-CR#2002207
EoP Moderate Camera driver
CVE-2017-8270 A-35468665
QC-CR#2021363
EoP Moderate Wi-Fi driver
CVE-2017-8271 A-35950388
QC-CR#2028681
EoP Moderate Video driver
CVE-2017-8272 A-35950805
QC-CR#2028702
EoP Moderate Video driver
CVE-2017-8254 A-36252027
QC-CR#832914
ID Moderate Sound driver
CVE-2017-8258 A-37279737
QC-CR#2005647
ID Moderate Camera driver
CVE-2017-8269 A-33967002
QC-CR#2013145
ID Moderate IPA Driver

Qualcomm closed-source components

These vulnerabilities affect Qualcomm components and are described in further detail in Qualcomm AMSS security bulletins in 2014-2016. They are included in this Android security bulletin in order to associate their fixes with an Android security patch level. Fixes for these vulnerabilities are available directly from Qualcomm.

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2014-9411 A-37473054
QC-CR#532956
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2014-9968 A-37304413
QC-CR#642084
N/A High Modem
CVE-2014-9973 A-37470982
QC-CR#646919
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2014-9974 A-37471979
QC-CR#654072
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2014-9975 A-37471230
QC-CR#700125
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2014-9977 A-37471087
QC-CR#703002
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2014-9978 A-37468982
QC-CR#709939
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2014-9979 A-37471088
QC-CR#717304
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2014-9980 A-37471029
QC-CR#709766
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2015-0575 A-37296999
QC-CR#715815
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-8592 A-37470090
QC-CR#775396
N/A High Core
CVE-2015-8595 A-37472411
QC-CR#790151
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2015-8596 A-37472806
QC-CR#802005
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2015-9034 A-37305706
QC-CR#614512
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9035 A-37303626
QC-CR#750231
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9036 A-37303519
QC-CR#751831
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9037 A-37304366
QC-CR#753315
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9038 A-37303027
QC-CR#758328
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9039 A-37302628
QC-CR#760282
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9040 A-37303625
QC-CR#761216
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9041 A-37303518
QC-CR#762126
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9042 A-37301248
QC-CR#762214
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9043 A-37305954
QC-CR#762954
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9044 A-37303520
QC-CR#764858
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9045 A-37302136
QC-CR#766189
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9046 A-37301486
QC-CR#767335
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9047 A-37304367
QC-CR#779285
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9048 A-37305707
QC-CR#795960
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9049 A-37301488
QC-CR#421589, QC-CR#817165
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9050 A-37302137
QC-CR#830102
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9051 A-37300737
QC-CR#837317
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9052 A-37304217
QC-CR#840483
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9053 A-37301249
QC-CR#843808
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9054 A-37303177
QC-CR#856077
N/A High Modem
CVE-2015-9055 A-37472412
QC-CR#806464
N/A High Core
CVE-2015-9060 A-37472807
QC-CR#817343
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2015-9061 A-37470436
QC-CR#824195
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2015-9062 A-37472808
QC-CR#802039
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2015-9067 A-37474000
QC-CR#848926
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2015-9068 A-37470144
QC-CR#851114
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2015-9069 A-37470777
QC-CR#854496
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2015-9070 A-37474001
QC-CR#877102
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2015-9071 A-37471819
QC-CR#877276
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2015-9072 A-37474002
QC-CR#877361
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2015-9073 A-37473407
QC-CR#878073
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2016-10343 A-32580186
QC-CR#972213
N/A High Modem
CVE-2016-10344 A-32583954
QC-CR#1022360
N/A High Modem
CVE-2016-10346 A-37473408
QC-CR#896584
N/A High Core
CVE-2016-10347 A-37471089
QC-CR#899671
N/A High Core
CVE-2016-10382 A-28823584
QC-CR#944014
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2016-10383 A-28822389
QC-CR#960624
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2016-10388 A-32580294
QC-CR#992749
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2016-10391 A-32583804
QC-CR#970283
N/A High WConnect
CVE-2016-5871 A-37473055
QC-CR#883013
N/A High Secure systems group
CVE-2016-5872 A-37472809
QC-CR#886220
N/A High Secure systems group

Google device updates

This table contains the security patch level in the latest over-the-air update (OTA) and firmware images for Google devices. The Google device firmware images are available on the Google Developer site.

Google device Security patch level
Pixel / Pixel XL July 05, 2017
Nexus 5X July 05, 2017
Nexus 6 July 05, 2017
Nexus 6P July 05, 2017
Nexus 9 July 05, 2017
Nexus Player July 05, 2017
Pixel C July 05, 2017

Full details of the July 2017 Android Security Bulletin is available here.

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).

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