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High-Severity Android RCE Flaw Fixed in August Security Update

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Aug
2020
High-Severity Android RCE Flaw Fixed in August Security Update

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Google has released patches addressing a high-severity issue in its Framework component, which if exploited could enable remote code execution (RCE) on Android mobile devices.

Overall, 54 high-severity flaws were patched as part of Google’s August security updates for the Android operating system, released on Monday. As part of this, Qualcomm, whose chips are used in Android devices, patched a mix of high and critical-severity vulnerabilities tied to 31 CVEs.

The RCE flaw, the most serious of these flaws, exists in the Android Framework, which is a set of APIs – consisting of system tools and user interface design tools – that allow developers to quickly and easily write apps for Android phones.

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