Google release Factory Images for Nexus Devices with February 2016 Security updates

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Earlier today BlackBerry rolled out an update for the BlackBerry Priv which contained Google’s February 2016 Security updates.

Google have now released factory images with the same February security patch for Nexus devices.

You can now download the latest factory image from Google and flash it yourself.

The update is still Android 6.0.1, but carries a different version number depending which phone or tablet you are using.


The update is available for:

  • Nexus 5
  • Nexus 5X
  • Nexus 6P
  • Nexus 6
  • Nexus Player
  • Nexus 7
  • Nexus 9

The most severe of these issues is a Critical security vulnerability that could enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files.

The Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Broadcom’s Wi-Fi driver is also Critical severity as it could allow remote code execution on an affected device while connected to the same network as the attacker.

Security Vulnerability Summary
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Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Broadcom Wi-Fi DriverCVE-2016-0801
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in MediaserverCVE-2016-0803
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Performance ModuleCVE-2016-0805Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Wi-Fi DriverCVE-2016-0806Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in the Debugger DaemonCVE-2016-0807Critical
Denial of Service Vulnerability in MinikinCVE-2016-0808High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Wi-FiCVE-2016-0809High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in MediaserverCVE-2016-0810High
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in libmediaplayerserviceCVE-2016-0811High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Setup WizardCVE-2016-0812

You can check out full details of the Security Bulletin February 2016 here.

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