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February security update already available for Nexus devices

Android February security update images for Google Nexus devices already available
Google Nexus 6P
This patch solves five critical bugs and four high severity issues, as well as one "moderate" problem.
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Providing monthly security patches for the Nexus family of devices is one promise that Google managed to keep so far, and February is no exception. According to this month's Nexus Security Bulletin published earlier today by the giant headquartered in Mountain View, the company has just released a security update for Nexus devices via OTA, but also made the firmware images available on the Google Developer website.

While one of the issues solved by the update "is a Critical security vulnerability that could enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files," Google also revealed there was no active customer exploitation of these problems. All in all, this update solves five critical vulnerabilities, four high severity ones, and one moderate issue.

The firmware images for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) are all based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and use build MMB29Q, while Pixel C, Nexus 9, and the Nexus Player get different builds each, but still based on Android M. On the other hand, Nexus 10 gets the security update in a package based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

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Codrut Nistor, 2016-02- 1 (Update: 2016-02- 1)