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by Tymoteusz A. Góral

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#899 Android security: Google's June update splats dozens of critical, high-severity bugs
Google is rolling out its June patches for Android, which contain dozens of fixes for critical and high-severity bugs in the world's most widely-used mobile operating system.

The first Monday of a new month brings the latest Android security bulletin, detailing bugs that affect Google's own Nexus devices and devices from the Android ecosystem.

Secure Android devices should be running Android Security Patch Level of June 01, 2016. Google notified Android partners about the issues in this bulletin on May 2.

One of the most serious bugs fixed in this update is once again Android's Mediaserver component.

A remote code-execution vulnerability in Mediaserver could enable an attacker using a specially-crafted file to cause memory corruption during media file and data processing," Google notes. The bug affects all versions of Android that Google provides patches for, from Android 4.4.4 KitKat through to Android 6.0.1.
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#899 Android security: Google's June update splats dozens of critical, high-severity bugs
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