Google He launched yesterday's security patch Android P corresponding to May 2019. The patch consists of levels 2019-05-01 and 2019-05-05, which contain a total of 30 fixes that fix security flaws in the Android Framework, Media Framework, the Android system, components of the kernel and components Nvidia, Broadcom and Qualcom. Among the mentioned components there are also fixes in which they are not open source. Most of the fixes are for minor issues.
The most serious bug they have fixed is a critical vulnerability in the Multimedia framework that could allow a remote malicious user to use a special handcrafted file to execute arbitrary code in the context of a privileged process. The severity assessment is based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability might have on an affected device, which means that this flaw is relatively easy to exploit.
Android P receives May 2019 security update
Like many releases, this launch is being gradual, which means that it will not reach all users at the same time. The first to receive it, and those who should already have it available, are the owners of a Google device, among which we have the Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. Owners of an Essential Phone will also be among the lucky ones. The rest will have to have a little more patience.
The update will arrive via OTA, that is, it can be updated from the same device. Users with an Android P device are advised to check if the update has already appeared and install it as soon as possible. We can always think that "it's not going to touch me" but, taking into account that the most serious fault can be exploited remotely, the best thing is to get well.
Have you already received the May security update for Android P?