Android Security Bulletin – December 2016

Number: AV16-196
Date: 5 December 2016

Purpose

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

Assessment

The Android Security Bulletin addresses security updates for 74 vulnerabilities (11 Critical, 43 High, and 20 Moderate). The 11 vulnerabilities tagged as critical have the possibility of remote code execution, privilege escalation and/or permanent device compromise.

CVE References: CVE-2016-4794, CVE-2016-5195, CVE-2016-6775, CVE-2016-6776, CVE-2016-6777, CVE-2015-8966, CVE-2016-6915, CVE-2016-6916, CVE-2016-6917, CVE-2016-9120, CVE-2016-8411, CVE-2016-5419, CVE-2016-5420, CVE-2016-5421, CVE-2016-6762 CVE-2016-6763, CVE-2016-6766, CVE-2016-6765, CVE-2016-6764, CVE-2016-6767, CVE-2016-6768, CVE-2014-4014, CVE-2015-8967, CVE-2016-6778, CVE-2016-6779, CVE-2016-6780, CVE-2016-6492, CVE-2016-6781, CVE-2016-6782, CVE-2016-6783, CVE-2016-6784, CVE-2016-6785, CVE-2016-6761, CVE-2016-6760, CVE-2016-6759, CVE-2016-6758, CVE-2016-6755, CVE-2016-6786, CVE-2016-6787, CVE-2016-6788, CVE-2016-6789, CVE-2016-6790, CVE-2016-6791, CVE-2016-8391, CVE-2016-8392, CVE-2015-7872, CVE-2016-8393, CVE-2016-8394, CVE-2014-9909, CVE-2014-9910, CVE-2016-8396, CVE-2016-8397, CVE-2016-5341, CVE-2016-8395, CVE-2016-6769, CVE-2016-6770, CVE-2016-6771, CVE-2016-6772, CVE-2016-6773, CVE-2016-6774, CVE-2016-8399, CVE-2016-6756, CVE-2016-6757, CVE-2016-8400, CVE-2016-8401, CVE-2016-8402, CVE-2016-8403, CVE-2016-8404, CVE-2016-8405, CVE-2016-8406, CVE-2016-8407, CVE-2016-8408, CVE-2016-8409, CVE-2016-8410

Suggested Action

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

References:

Android Security Bulletin:
https://source.android.com/security/bulletin/2016-12-01.html

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