First Google security patches for Android in 2019 fix a critical flaw

[ JAN 11, 2019 ]

Google released the first batch of security patches for Android in
2019 that addressed tens of flaws, the most severe of them is the
CVE-2018-9583 issue.
The CVE-2018-9583 flaw is a critical remote code execution
vulnerability affecting the System, it was included in the 2019-01-01
security patch level.
A remote attacker could exploit the flaw using a specially crafted file
to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.
The 2019-01-01 security patch level addresses a total of 13 security
flaws.
Google addressed only one flaw in Framework, tracked as CVE-
2018-9582 it was rated as a High severity and affects Android
versions 8.0, 8.1, and 9.

The other 12 vulnerabilities affecting the System component are:
 1 Critical remote code execution bug.
 4 High risk elevation of privilege issues.
 7 High severity information disclosure vulnerabilities.

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