Google has officially deployed the latest monthly security update for its Nexus mobile devices. In the process of rolling out the updates, the tech giant also detailed the various issues being fixed in the newest monthly release, including 8 particular bugs, which include the one that hit the libstagefright library. Most of the vulnerabilities being taken care of by Google with this update were first discovered between late last year until February this year. The April updates provide fixes for less than 30 detected issues.
As indicated in its Nexus Security Bulletin for this month, Google has made its partners aware of all the issues a couple of weeks ago. The company also stated that source code patches will be released to partners or any other interested party via the Android Open Source Project in the next couple of days.
Google also made sure to point out that the worst of the issues involves a Critical security vulnerability that could allow remote code execution on a targeted mobile device by way of multiple methods that include email, Internet surfing, and multimedia messaging service (MMS) when processing media files.
With the latest security updates, owners of Nexus devices should get the fixes any day now. And with other phone makers also beginning or planning to roll out monthly updates, the fixes should become more widely available to Android users soon.