Pixel Update Bulletin—September 2020

Published September 08, 2020

The Pixel Update Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities and functional improvements affecting supported Pixel devices (Google devices). For Google devices, security patch levels of 2020-09-05 or later address all issues in this bulletin and all issues in the September 2020 Android Security Bulletin. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, see Check and update your Android version.

All supported Google devices will receive an update to the 2020-09-05 patch level. We encourage all customers to accept these updates to their devices.


  • In addition to the security vulnerabilities described in the September 2020 Android Security Bulletin, Google devices also contain patches for the security vulnerabilities described below.

Security patches

Vulnerabilities are grouped under the component that they affect. There is a description of the issue and a table with the CVE, associated references, type of vulnerability, severity, and updated Android Open Source Project (AOSP) versions (where applicable). When available, we link the public change that addressed the issue to the bug ID, like the AOSP change list. When multiple changes relate to a single bug, additional references are linked to numbers following the bug ID.

Kernel components

CVE References Type Severity Subcomponent
CVE-2020-0387 A-156046804* EoP High SmartSpace
CVE-2020-0403 A-131252923* EoP High Fingerprint
CVE-2020-0434 A-150730508* EoP High Catpipe
CVE-2019-14895 A-146643236 RCE Moderate Marvell WiFi chip driver
CVE-2019-14896 A-145850595 RCE Moderate Marvell network driver
CVE-2019-14901 A-146642940 RCE Moderate Marvell WiFi chip driver
CVE-2018-14615 A-133762747 EoP Moderate Kernel
CVE-2020-0428 A-123999783* EoP Moderate Camera
CVE-2020-0429 A-152735806
v4.9 - [1] [2]
v4.4 - [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8]
EoP Moderate pppol2tp
CVE-2020-0430 A-153881554 EoP Moderate BPF
CVE-2020-0431 A-144161459 EoP Moderate Keyboard
CVE-2020-0432 A-143560807 EoP Moderate MostCore driver
CVE-2020-0433 A-151939299
v4.14 - [1] [2] [3]
v4.9 - [1] [2] [3]
v.4.4 - [1] [2] [3] [4]
EoP Moderate Block multiqueue
CVE-2020-7053 A-148267212 EoP Moderate Kernel
CVE-2020-8649 A-149079016 EoP Moderate vgacon
CVE-2020-11609 A-153715399 EoP Moderate stv06xx
CVE-2020-12114 A-156071483 EoP Moderate Linux Filesystem
CVE-2020-12826 A-156725178
v4.14 - [1]
EoP Moderate Kernel
CVE-2019-5489 A-122461273 [2] ID Moderate Kernel
CVE-2020-0427 A-140550171 ID Moderate Pin controller

Qualcomm components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2019-2290 A-119634340*
N/A Moderate Camera
CVE-2019-10519 A-134439993
N/A Moderate Display/graphics
CVE-2019-10521 A-126900236
N/A Moderate Kernel
CVE-2019-10564 A-140423451
N/A Moderate Camera
CVE-2019-14099 A-147101313
QC-CR#2360223 [2] [3] [2] [3]
N/A Moderate Camera
CVE-2019-2284 A-134437692
N/A Moderate Camera
CVE-2020-3674 A-150688918
N/A Moderate Kernel

Qualcomm closed-source components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2019-10498 A-132108953* N/A Moderate Closed-source component
CVE-2019-10518 A-120445948* N/A Moderate Closed-source component
CVE-2020-3679 A-150687568* N/A Moderate Closed-source component

Functional patches

For details on the new bug fixes and functional patches included in this release, refer to the Pixel Community forum.

Common questions and answers

This section answers common questions that may occur after reading this bulletin.

1. How do I determine if my device is updated to address these issues?

Security patch levels of 2020-09-05 or later address all issues associated with the 2020-09-05 security patch level and all previous patch levels. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, read the instructions on the Google device update schedule.

2. What do the entries in the Type column mean?

Entries in the Type column of the vulnerability details table reference the classification of the security vulnerability.

Abbreviation Definition
RCE Remote code execution
EoP Elevation of privilege
ID Information disclosure
DoS Denial of service
N/A Classification not available

3. What do the entries in the References column mean?

Entries under the References column of the vulnerability details table may contain a prefix identifying the organization to which the reference value belongs.

Prefix Reference
A- Android bug ID
QC- Qualcomm reference number
M- MediaTek reference number
N- NVIDIA reference number
B- Broadcom reference number

4. What does an * next to the Android bug ID in the References column mean?

Issues that are not publicly available have an * next to the Android bug ID in the References column. The update for that issue is generally contained in the latest binary drivers for Pixel devices available from the Google Developer site.

5. Why are security vulnerabilities split between this bulletin and the Android Security Bulletins?

Security vulnerabilities that are documented in the Android Security Bulletins are required to declare the latest security patch level on Android devices. Additional security vulnerabilities, such as those documented in this bulletin are not required for declaring a security patch level.


Version Date Notes
1.0 September 08, 2020 Bulletin published