Android Security Bulletin – October 2016

Number: AV16-158
Date: 04 October 2016

Purpose

The purpose of this advisory is to bring attention to the Android Security Bulletin for October.

Assessment

The Android Security Bulletin addresses security updates for 48 vulnerabilities (5 Critical, 29 High, 13 Moderate, 1 Low). Those viewed Critical are so given the possibility of remote code execution vulnerabilities and/or elevation of privilege vulnerabilities.

CVE References: CVE-2015-0572, CVE-2015-8950, CVE-2015-8951, CVE-2015-8955, CVE-2015-8956, CVE-2016-0758, CVE-2016-2059, CVE-2016-3860, CVE-2016-3882, CVE-2016-3900, CVE-2016-3901, CVE-2016-3902, CVE-2016-3903, CVE-2016-3905, CVE-2016-3908, CVE-2016-3909, CVE-2016-3910, CVE-2016-3911, CVE-2016-3912, CVE-2016-3913, CVE-2016-3914, CVE-2016-3915, CVE-2016-3916, CVE-2016-3917, CVE-2016-3918, CVE-2016-3920, CVE-2016-3921, CVE-2016-3922, CVE-2016-3923, CVE-2016-3924, CVE-2016-3925, CVE-2016-3926, CVE-2016-3927, CVE-2016-3928, CVE-2016-3929, CVE-2016-3930, CVE-2016-3931, CVE-2016-3932, CVE-2016-3933, CVE-2016-3934, CVE-2016-3935, CVE-2016-3936, CVE-2016-3937, CVE-2016-3938, CVE-2016-3939, CVE-2016-3940, CVE-2016-5340, CVE-2016-5342, CVE-2016-5343, CVE-2016-5344, CVE-2016-5348, CVE-2016-5696, CVE-2016-6672, CVE-2016-6673, CVE-2016-6674, CVE-2016-6675, CVE-2016-6676, CVE-2016-6677, CVE-2016-6678, CVE-2016-6679, CVE-2016-6680, CVE-2016-6681, CVE-2016-6682, CVE-2016-6683, CVE-2016-6684, CVE-2016-6685, CVE-2016-6686, CVE-2016-6687, CVE-2016-6688, CVE-2016-6689, CVE-2016-6690, CVE-2016-6691, CVE-2016-6692, CVE-2016-6693, CVE-2016-6694, CVE-2016-6695, CVE-2016-6696, CVE-2016-7117.

Suggested Action

CCIRC recommends that system administrators look with their respected Android phone vendor and carrier when the update will be available and test and deploy the vendor-released updates to affected applications accordingly.

References

Android Security Bulletin:
https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-10-01.html

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