Google has just released the November security patch for most of its Nexus devices as part of its Android Security Bulletin Monthly Release procedure. New factory images have already been posted on the company’s Google Developer website. Google says its partners were notified about the issues taken care of with this security patch on October 5th, and that source code patches will be released to AOSP over the next 48 hours.
This new patch takes care of seven security vulnerabilities, two of which are marked as critical. Google says that the most severe of these issues patched is a 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.” Although there are currently no reports on any of the vulnerabilities being exploited at the moment, it’s still great news to hear Google has done a swift job at releasing a security patch before things got out of hand.
If you’re interested in downloading the new factory images for yourself, head to the Google Developers link below to get started. Or if you don’t mind waiting, the update should be rolling out to your Nexus device over the next few days. Oh, and if you’re unsure as to how you’d go about flashing a factory image, feel free to check out our guide.