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

Earlier today BlackBerry rolled out an update for the BlackBerry Priv which contained Google’s January 2016 Security updates. Google have now released factory images with the same January 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 table below contains a list of security vulnerabilities, the Common Vulnerability and Exposures ID (CVE), and their assessed severity.
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Issue CVE Severity
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Mediaserver CVE-2015-6636 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in misc-sd driver CVE-2015-6637 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in the Imagination Technologies driver CVE-2015-6638 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerabilities in Trustzone CVE-2015-6639 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Kernel CVE-2015-6640 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Bluetooth CVE-2015-6641 High
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Kernel CVE-2015-6642 High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Setup Wizard CVE-2015-6643 Moderate
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Wi-Fi CVE-2015-5310 Moderate
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Bouncy Castle CVE-2015-6644 Moderate
Denial of Service Vulnerability in SyncManager CVE-2015-6645 Moderate
Attack Surface Reduction for Nexus Kernels CVE-2015-6646 Moderate

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

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