Android May 2021 Update Out, Fixes Over 40 Vulnerabilities

Google’s Android operating system update for May 2021 addresses a total of 42 vulnerabilities, four of which are marked as critical severity.  

The new security patch 2021-05-01 fixes three main critical flaws which were identified in the System component. All these three security breaches could be exploited to run arbitrary code on a vulnerable Android device.

As Google explains, “The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in the System component that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.” Also, they are stating that the severity’s impact grade on the vulnerability is more likely to be higher if the platform and service mitigations ar… (read more)

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