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

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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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IssueCVESeverity
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in MediaserverCVE-2015-6636Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in misc-sd driverCVE-2015-6637Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in the Imagination Technologies driverCVE-2015-6638Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerabilities in TrustzoneCVE-2015-6639Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in KernelCVE-2015-6640Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in BluetoothCVE-2015-6641High
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in KernelCVE-2015-6642High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Setup WizardCVE-2015-6643Moderate
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Wi-FiCVE-2015-5310Moderate
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Bouncy CastleCVE-2015-6644Moderate
Denial of Service Vulnerability in SyncManagerCVE-2015-6645Moderate
Attack Surface Reduction for Nexus KernelsCVE-2015-6646Moderate

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

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