Pixel Update Bulletin—March 2023

Published March 6, 2023 | Updated March 20, 2023

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 2023-03-01 or later address all issues in this bulletin and all issues in the March 2023 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 2023-03-01 patch level. We encourage all customers to accept these updates to their devices.


  • In addition to the security vulnerabilities described in the March 2023 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.


CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2023-21000 A-194783918 RCE Moderate 13
CVE-2022-20532 A-232242894 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2022-20542 A-238083570 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21017 A-236687884 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21028 A-180680572 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21029 A-217934898 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-20996 A-246749764 DoS Moderate 13
CVE-2023-20997 A-246749702 DoS Moderate 13
CVE-2023-20998 A-246749936 DoS Moderate 13
CVE-2023-20999 A-246750467 DoS Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21026 A-254681548 DoS Moderate 13


CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2023-20994 A-259062118 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-20995 A-241910279 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21001 A-237672190 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21002 A-261193935 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21003 A-261193711 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21004 A-261193664 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21005 A-261193946 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21015 A-244569778 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21018 A-233338564 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21020 A-256591441 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21021 A-255537598 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21022 A-236098131 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21024 A-246543238 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21030 A-226234140 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21034 A-230358834 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21035 A-184847040 EoP Moderate 13
CVE-2022-40303 A-260709824 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-20969 A-262236313 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-20970 A-262236005 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21006 A-257030027 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21007 A-257029965 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21008 A-257030100 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21009 A-257029925 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21010 A-257029915 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21011 A-257029912 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21012 A-257029812 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21013 A-256818945 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21014 A-257029326 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21019 A-242379731 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21025 A-254929746 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21032 A-248085351 ID Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21016 A-213905884 DoS Moderate 13
CVE-2023-21033 A-244713323 DoS Moderate 13


CVE References Type Severity Subcomponent
CVE-2022-42498 A-240662453 * RCE Critical Cellular firmware
CVE-2022-42499 A-242001391 * RCE Critical modem
CVE-2023-21057 A-244450646 * RCE Critical Cellular firmware
CVE-2023-21058 A-246169606 * RCE Critical Cellular firmware
CVE-2023-24033 A-265822830 * RCE Critical Modem
CVE-2023-26496 A-274465028 * RCE Critical Modem
CVE-2023-26497 A-274464337 * RCE Critical Modem
CVE-2023-26498 A-274463883 * RCE Critical Modem
CVE-2023-21041 A-250123688 * EoP Critical GSC
CVE-2022-42528 A-242203672 * ID Critical TF-A
CVE-2023-21054 A-244556535 * RCE High Modem
CVE-2023-21040 A-238420277 * EoP High Bluetooth
CVE-2023-21065 A-239630493 * EoP High libfdt
CVE-2023-21036 A-264261868 * ID High Markup
CVE-2023-21067 A-254114726 * ID High GPS
CVE-2022-42500 A-239701389 * EoP Moderate Telephony
CVE-2023-21038 A-224000736 * EoP Moderate Cs40l25 haptic driver
CVE-2023-21042 A-239873326 * EoP Moderate LWIS
CVE-2023-21043 A-239872581 * EoP Moderate LWIS
CVE-2023-21050 A-244423702 * EoP Moderate libexynosdisplay
CVE-2023-21051 A-259323322 * EoP Moderate exynos
CVE-2023-21052 A-259063189 * EoP Moderate libril_sitril
CVE-2023-21055 A-244301523 * EoP Moderate cpif
CVE-2023-21056 A-245300559 * EoP Moderate lwis
CVE-2023-21062 A-243376770 * EoP Moderate rild_exynos
CVE-2023-21063 A-243129862 * EoP Moderate rild_exynos
CVE-2023-21064 A-243130078 * EoP Moderate rild_exynos
CVE-2023-21068 A-243433344 * EoP Moderate Fastboot startup screen
CVE-2023-21069 A-254029309 * EoP Moderate bcm4389 driver
CVE-2023-21070 A-254028776 * EoP Moderate bcm4389 driver
CVE-2023-21071 A-254028518 * EoP Moderate bcm4389 driver
CVE-2023-21072 A-257290781 * EoP Moderate bcm4389 driver
CVE-2023-21073 A-257290396 * EoP Moderate bcm4389 driver
CVE-2023-21075 A-261857862 * EoP Moderate bcmdhd driver
CVE-2023-21076 A-261857623 * EoP Moderate bcmdhd driver
CVE-2023-21077 A-257289560 * EoP Moderate bcm4389 driver
CVE-2023-21078 A-254840211 * EoP Moderate bcm4389 driver
CVE-2023-21079 A-254839721 * EoP Moderate bcm4389
CVE-2023-21039 A-263783650 * ID Moderate dumpstate
CVE-2023-21044 A-253425086* ID Moderate libvendorgraphicbuffer
CVE-2023-21045 A-259323725 * ID Moderate CPIF
CVE-2023-21046 A-253424924 * ID Moderate Camera HAL
CVE-2023-21047 A-256166866 * ID Moderate Camera HAL
CVE-2023-21048 A-259304053 * ID Moderate WiFi
CVE-2023-21049 A-236688120 * ID Moderate Camera
CVE-2023-21053 A-251805610 * ID Moderate SMS
CVE-2023-21059 A-247564044 * ID Moderate Cellular firmware
CVE-2023-21060 A-253770924 * ID Moderate SMS
CVE-2023-21061 A-229255400 * DoS Moderate Wifi

Qualcomm components

CVE References Severity Subcomponent
CVE-2022-25712 A-235113793
QC-CR#3142221 [2]
Moderate Camera
CVE-2022-33245 A-245611633
Moderate WLAN

Qualcomm closed-source components

CVE References Severity Subcomponent
CVE-2022-33260 A-245612876 * Moderate Closed-source component
CVE-2022-40518 A-261492744 * Moderate Closed-source component
CVE-2022-40519 A-261492623 * 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 2023-03-01 or later address all issues associated with the 2023-03-01 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
U- UNISOC 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 March 6, 2023 Bulletin Published
1.1 March 20, 2023 Updated Issue List