Google has started rolling out a new security update for Nexus devices through over-the-air (OTA) and also posted factory images, as part of monthly Android Security release.

"Huawei Nexus 6P"

The latest update for this month (August) fixes several critical issues, including issues in Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Mediaserver, framework APIs and S hell; Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Mediaserver and libjhead; Denial of service vulnerability in Mediaserver and system clock and more. In addition to security fixes for August 1st, this also includes another update dated August 5th that cover hardware vulnerabilities on Nexus devices. Check out the complete set of issues that are fixed in the latest update in the Android Security Bulletin.

New builds for the Nexus devices with August Android Security update:

  • Nexus 5 (MOB30Y)
  • Nexus 5X (MTC20F)
  • Nexus 6 (MMB30R and MOB30W)
  • Nexus 6P (MTC20F)
  • Nexus 7 2013 WiFi (MOB30X)
  • Nexus 7 2013 LTE (MOB30X)
  • Nexus 9 WiFi (MOB30W)
  • Nexus 9 LTE (MOB30W)
  • Nexus Player (MOB30W)

The OTA update notification should automatically pop up on your device. If it’s not, heading to device Settings > About phone > Software update, to check it manually. You can also download the factory images or even OTA zips for these Nexus devices from the Google Developers website.

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