Google’s security mavens have been hard at work this month, patching an impressive 78 Android flaws in the firm’s latest update.
All-told, seven issues are rated ‘critical’, including a hat-trick of kernel-level holes, a privilege flaw in the MediaTek video driver and three biggies affecting Qualcomm silicon.
Qualcomm turns out to be a bit of a theme with 31 vulnerabilities (identified by CVE numbers) mentioning the chip maker by name.
If 78 sounds like a lot of security holes to fix at once, it’s actually down on recent months. In July, the number reached an all-time high of 108, followed by another 103 in August.