February Security Patch Rolling Out to All Google Pixel Devices
It's not the fifth of the month just yet, but that doesn't stop Google from releasing the February security patch for the all the Pixels (Pixel C included). The update appears to be generic with no added fixes for the latest Pixels as Google did not provide a list of the functional updates for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL this month.
There are 15 issues resolved in the February security patch dated 2019-02-01 and 27 for 2019-02-05. Vulnerabilities range from high to critical, with the most severe one involving a remote attacker possibly executing arbitrary code through a crafted file, something that has been a recurring theme in these updates for a long time. Google also notes that there are no reports of customers being affected by these security issues.
The dedicated bulletin for Google’s in-house devices lists no security fixes and does not specify the functional updates for this month. Google only notes that the February security patch contains many functional updates and improvements to various parts of the Android platform and supported Pixel devices. If you're running a rooted device and need to sideload the updates, use the links below.
- Pixel 3 XL: Android 9.0 — PQ2A.190205.001 — Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 3: Android 9.0 — PQ2A.190205.001 — Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 2 XL: Android 9.0 — PQ2A.190205.002 — Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel 2: Android 9.0 — PQ2A.190205.002 — Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel XL: Android 9.0 — PQ2A.190205.003 — Factory Image — OTA
- Pixel: Android 9.0 — PQ2A.190205.003 — Factory Image — OTA
The update is also available OTA and should be available for download right about now. It shouldn't be long before other OEMs start to roll out the patch for their devices. Essential, for one, releases theirs within a few hours of Google so it shouldn't be long before owners of the PH1 get a notification about it.
News Source: Android Security Bullletin
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