Google Patches High-Risk Android Security Flaws


The latest Android update provides documentation on 33 security bugs, some serious enough to cause privilege escalation or information disclosure compromises.

The most important of these is a bug in the Media framework that could lead to elevation of privilege on Android 8.1 and 9 devices, or information disclosure, on Android 10 and 11. The issue is tracked as CVE-2021-0519.

“The most severe of these issues is a high security vulnerability in the Media Framework component that could enable a local malicious application to bypass operating system protections that isolate application data from other applications,” according to a Google advisory.