Updates Android Security Bulletin—March 2021

silversurfer

Level 71
Verified
Trusted
Content Creator
Malware Hunter
Aug 17, 2014
6,033
Android Security Bulletin—March 2021

Published March 1, 2021 | Updated March 3, 2021

The Android Security Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices. Security patch levels of 2021-03-05 or later address all of these issues. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, see Check and update your Android version.

Android partners are notified of all issues at least a month before publication. Source code patches for these issues have been released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository and linked from this bulletin. This bulletin also includes links to patches outside of AOSP.

The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in the System component that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted transmission to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process. The severity assessment is based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would possibly have on an affected device, assuming the platform and service mitigations are turned off for development purposes or if successfully bypassed.

Refer to the Android and Google Play Protect mitigations section for details on the Android security platform protections and Google Play Protect, which improve the security of the Android platform.
 
Top