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Google this week released the May 2020 security patches for the Android operating system, which address several critical vulnerabilities, including one affecting the System component.

A total of 39 vulnerabilities were patched with the release, split into two parts: 15 received fixes as part of the 2020-05-01 security patch level, and 24 addressed with the 2020-05-05 security patch level.

Tracked as CVE-2020-0103, the most important of these vulnerabilities resides in Android System and was found to impact Android 9 and Android 10.

“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,” Google notes in its advisory.
 
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