Android Security Bulletin—May 2016

Published May 02, 2016 | Updated May 04, 2016

The Android Security Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities affecting Android devices. Alongside the bulletin, we have released a security update to Nexus devices through an over-the-air (OTA) update. The Nexus firmware images have also been released to the Google Developer site. Security Patch Levels of May 01, 2016 or later address these issues (refer to the Nexus documentation for instructions on how to check the security patch level).

Partners were notified about the issues described in the bulletin on April 04, 2016 or earlier. Where applicable, source code patches for these issues have been released to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) repository.

The most severe of these issues is a Critical security vulnerability that could enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files.

We have had no reports of active customer exploitation or abuse of these newly reported issues. Refer to the Android and Google Service Mitigations section for details on the Android security platform protections and service protections such as SafetyNet, which improve the security of the Android platform.

We encourage all customers to accept these updates to their devices.

Announcements

  • To reflect a broader focus, we renamed this bulletin (and all following in the series) to the Android Security Bulletin. These bulletins encompass a broader range of vulnerabilities that may affect Android devices, even if they do not affect Nexus devices.
  • We updated the Android Security severity ratings. These changes were the result of data collected over the last six months on reported security vulnerabilities and aim to align severities more closely with real world impact to users.

Security Vulnerability Summary

The table below contains a list of security vulnerabilities, the Common Vulnerability and Exposures ID (CVE), their assessed severity and whether or not Nexus devices are affected. The severity assessment is based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would possibly have on an affected device, assuming the platform and service mitigations are disabled for development purposes or if successfully bypassed.

Issue CVE Severity Affects Nexus?
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Mediaserver CVE-2016-2428
CVE-2016-2429
Critical Yes
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Debuggerd CVE-2016-2430 Critical Yes
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm TrustZone CVE-2016-2431
CVE-2016-2432
Critical Yes
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Wi-Fi Driver CVE-2015-0569
CVE-2015-0570
Critical Yes
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in NVIDIA Video Driver CVE-2016-2434
CVE-2016-2435
CVE-2016-2436
CVE-2016-2437
Critical Yes
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Kernel CVE-2015-1805 Critical Yes
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Kernel CVE-2016-2438 High Yes
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Qualcomm Tethering Controller CVE-2016-2060 High No
Remote Code Execution in Bluetooth CVE-2016-2439 High Yes
Elevation of Privilege in Binder CVE-2016-2440 High Yes
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Buspm Driver CVE-2016-2441
CVE-2016-2442
High Yes
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm MDP Driver CVE-2016-2443 High Yes
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Wi-Fi Driver CVE-2015-0571 High Yes
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in NVIDIA Video Driver CVE-2016-2444
CVE-2016-2445
CVE-2016-2446
High Yes
Elevation of Privilege in Wi-Fi CVE-2016-4477 High Yes
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Mediaserver CVE-2016-2448
CVE-2016-2449
CVE-2016-2450
CVE-2016-2451
CVE-2016-2452
High Yes
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in MediaTek Wi-Fi Driver CVE-2016-2453 High Yes
Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability in Qualcomm Hardware Codec CVE-2016-2454 High Yes
Elevation of Privilege in Conscrypt CVE-2016-2461
CVE-2016-2462
Moderate Yes
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in OpenSSL & BoringSSL CVE-2016-0705 Moderate Yes
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in MediaTek Wi-Fi Driver CVE-2016-2456 Moderate Yes
Elevation of Privilege in Wi-Fi CVE-2016-2457 Moderate Yes
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in AOSP Mail CVE-2016-2458 Moderate Yes
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Mediaserver CVE-2016-2459
CVE-2016-2460
Moderate Yes
Denial of Service Vulnerability in Kernel CVE-2016-0774 Low Yes

Android and Google Service Mitigations

This is a summary of the mitigations provided by the Android security platform and service protections such as SafetyNet. These capabilities reduce the likelihood that security vulnerabilities could be successfully exploited on Android.

  • Exploitation for many issues on Android is made more difficult by enhancements in newer versions of the Android platform. We encourage all users to update to the latest version of Android where possible.
  • The Android Security team actively monitors for abuse with Verify Apps and SafetyNet, which are designed to warn users about Potentially Harmful Applications. Verify Apps is enabled by default on devices with Google Mobile Services, and is especially important for users who install applications from outside of Google Play. Device rooting tools are prohibited within Google Play, but Verify Apps warns users when they attempt to install a detected rooting application—no matter where it comes from. Additionally, Verify Apps attempts to identify and block installation of known malicious applications that exploit a privilege escalation vulnerability. If such an application has already been installed, Verify Apps will notify the user and attempt to remove the detected application.
  • As appropriate, Google Hangouts and Messenger applications do not automatically pass media to processes such as mediaserver.

Acknowledgements

We would like to thank these researchers for their contributions:

  • Abhishek Arya, Oliver Chang, and Martin Barbella of Google Chrome Security Team: CVE-2016-2454
  • Andy Tyler (@ticarpi) of e2e-assure: CVE-2016-2457
  • Chiachih Wu (@chiachih_wu) and Xuxian Jiang of C0RE Team: CVE-2016-2441, CVE-2016-2442
  • Dzmitry Lukyanenka ( www.linkedin.com/in/dzima): CVE-2016-2458
  • Gal Beniamini: CVE-2016-2431
  • Hao Chen of Vulpecker Team, Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd: CVE-2016-2456
  • Jake Valletta of Mandiant, a FireEye company: CVE-2016-2060
  • Jianqiang Zhao (@jianqiangzhao) and pjf (weibo.com/jfpan) of IceSword Lab, Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd: CVE-2016-2434, CVE-2016-2435, CVE-2016-2436, CVE-2016-2441, CVE-2016-2442, CVE-2016-2444, CVE-2016-2445, CVE-2016-2446
  • Imre Rad of Search-Lab Ltd.: CVE-2016-4477
  • Jeremy C. Joslin of Google: CVE-2016-2461
  • Kenny Root of Google: CVE-2016-2462
  • Marco Grassi (@marcograss) of KeenLab (@keen_lab), Tencent: CVE-2016-2443
  • Michał Bednarski ( https://github.com/michalbednarski): CVE-2016-2440
  • Mingjian Zhou (@Mingjian_Zhou), Chiachih Wu (@chiachih_wu), and Xuxian Jiang of C0RE Team: CVE-2016-2450, CVE-2016-2448, CVE-2016-2449, CVE-2016-2451, CVE-2016-2452
  • Peter Pi (@heisecode) of Trend Micro: CVE-2016-2459, CVE-2016-2460
  • Weichao Sun (@sunblate) of Alibaba Inc.: CVE-2016-2428, CVE-2016-2429
  • Yuan-Tsung Lo, Lubo Zhang, Chiachih Wu (@chiachih_wu), and Xuxian Jiang of C0RE Team: CVE-2016-2437
  • Yulong Zhang and Tao (Lenx) Wei of Baidu X-Lab: CVE-2016-2439
  • Zach Riggle (@ebeip90) of the Android Security Team: CVE-2016-2430

Security Vulnerability Details

In the sections below, we provide details for each of the security vulnerabilities listed in the Security Vulnerability Summary above. There is a description of the issue, a severity rationale, and a table with the CVE, associated bug, severity, updated Nexus devices, updated AOSP versions (where applicable), and date reported. When available, we will link the AOSP change that addressed the issue to the bug ID. When multiple changes relate to a single bug, additional AOSP references are linked to numbers following the bug ID.

Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Mediaserver

During media file and data processing of a specially crafted file, a vulnerability in mediaserver could allow an attacker to cause memory corruption and remote code execution as the mediaserver process.

The affected functionality is provided as a core part of the operating system and there are multiple applications that allow it to be reached with remote content, most notably MMS and browser playback of media.

This issue is rated as Critical severity due to the possibility of remote code execution within the context of the mediaserver service. The mediaserver service has access to audio and video streams, as well as access to privileges that third-party apps could not normally access.

CVE Android bugs Severity Updated Nexus devices Updated AOSP versions Date reported
CVE-2016-2428 26751339 Critical All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Jan 22, 2016
CVE-2016-2429 27211885 Critical All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Feb 16, 2016

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Debuggerd

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the integrated Android debugger could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the Android debugger. This issue is rated as Critical severity due to the possibility of a local permanent device compromise, which may require reflashing the operating system to repair the device.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Updated AOSP versions Date reported
CVE-2016-2430 27299236 Critical All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Feb 22, 2016

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm TrustZone

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Qualcomm TrustZone component could enable a secure local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the TrustZone kernel. This issue is rated as Critical severity due to the possibility of a local permanent device compromise, which may require reflashing the operating system to repair the device.

CVE Android bugs Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2016-2431 24968809* Critical Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 7 (2013), Android One Oct 15, 2015
CVE-2016-2432 25913059* Critical Nexus 6, Android One Nov 28, 2015

* The patch for this issue is not in AOSP. The update is contained in the latest binary drivers for Nexus devices available from the Google Developer site.

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Wi-Fi Driver

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Qualcomm Wi-Fi driver could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. This issue is rated as Critical severity due to possibility of a local privilege escalation and arbitrary code execution leading to the possibility of a local permanent device compromise, which may require reflashing the operating system to repair the device.

CVE Android bugs Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2015-0569 26754117* Critical Nexus 5X, Nexus 7 (2013) Jan 23, 2016
CVE-2015-0570 26764809* Critical Nexus 5X, Nexus 7 (2013) Jan 25, 2016

* The patch for this issue is not in AOSP. The update is contained in the latest binary drivers for Nexus devices available from the Google Developer site.

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in NVIDIA Video Driver

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the NVIDIA video driver could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. This issue is rated as Critical severity due to the possibility of a local permanent device compromise, which may require reflashing the operating system to repair the device.

CVE Android bugs Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2016-2434 27251090* Critical Nexus 9 Feb 17, 2016
CVE-2016-2435 27297988* Critical Nexus 9 Feb 20, 2016
CVE-2016-2436 27299111* Critical Nexus 9 Feb 22, 2016
CVE-2016-2437 27436822* Critical Nexus 9 Mar 1, 2016

* The patch for this issue is not in AOSP. The update is contained in the latest binary drivers for Nexus devices available from the Google Developer site.

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Kernel

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the kernel could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. This issue is rated as Critical severity due to the possibility of a local privilege escalation and arbitrary code execution leading to the possibility of a local permanent device compromise, which may require reflashing the operating system to repair the device. This issue was described in Android Security Advisory 2016-03-18.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2015-1805 27275324* Critical Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9 Feb 19, 2016

* The patch in AOSP is available for specific kernel versions: 3.14, 3.10, and 3.4.

Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Kernel

A remote code execution vulnerability in the audio subsystem could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. Normally a kernel code execution bug like this would be rated Critical, but because it first requires compromising a privileged service in order to call the audio subsystem, it is rated High severity.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2016-2438 26636060* High Nexus 9 Google Internal

* The patch for this issue is available in Linux upstream.

Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Qualcomm Tethering Controller

An information disclosure vulnerability in the Qualcomm Tethering controller could allow a local malicious application to access personal identifiable information without the privileges to do so. This issue is rated as High severity because it can be used to gain elevated capabilities, such as Signature or SignatureOrSystem permissions privileges, which are not accessible to a third-party application.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2016-2060 27942588* High None Mar 23, 2016

* The patch for this issue is not in AOSP. The update should be contained in the latest drivers of affected devices.

Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Bluetooth

During pairing of a Bluetooth device, a vulnerability in Bluetooth could allow a proximal attacker to execute arbitrary code during the pairing process. This issue is rated as High severity due to the possibility of remote code execution during the initialization of a Bluetooth device.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Updated AOSP versions Date reported
CVE-2016-2439 27411268 High All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Feb 28, 2016

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Binder

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in Binder could allow a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of another app’s process. While freeing memory, a vulnerability in the Binder could allow an attacker to cause local code execution. This issue is rated as High severity due to the possibility of local code execution during free memory process in the Binder.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Updated AOSP versions Date reported
CVE-2016-2440 27252896 High All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Feb 18, 2016

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Buspm Driver

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Qualcomm buspm driver could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. Normally a kernel code execution bug like this would be rated Critical, but because it first requires compromising a service that can call the driver, it is rated as High severity.

CVE Android bugs Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2016-2441 26354602* High Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P Dec 30, 2015
CVE-2016-2442 26494907* High Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P Dec 30, 2015

* The patch for this issue is not in AOSP. The update is contained in the latest binary drivers for Nexus devices available from the Google Developer site.

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm MDP Driver

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Qualcomm MDP driver could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. Normally a kernel code execution bug like this would be rated Critical, but because it first requires compromising a service that can call the driver, it is rated as High severity.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2016-2443 26404525* High Nexus 5, Nexus 7 (2013) Jan 5, 2016

* The patch for this issue is not in AOSP. The update is contained in the latest binary drivers for Nexus devices available from the Google Developer site.

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Wi-Fi Driver

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the Qualcomm Wi-Fi component could enable a local malicious application to invoke system calls changing the device settings and behavior without the privileges to do so. This issue is rated as High severity because it could be used to gain local access to elevated capabilities, such as Signature or SignatureOrSystem permissions privileges, which are not accessible to a third-party application.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2015-0571 26763920* High Nexus 5X, Nexus 7 (2013) Jan 25, 2016

* The patch for this issue is not in AOSP. The update is contained in the latest binary drivers for Nexus devices available from the Google Developer site.

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in NVIDIA Video Driver

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the NVIDIA media driver could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. Normally a kernel code execution bug like this would be rated Critical, but because it first requires compromising a high privilege service to call the driver, it is rated High severity.

CVE Android bugs Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2016-2444 27208332* High Nexus 9 Feb 16, 2016
CVE-2016-2445 27253079* High Nexus 9 Feb 17, 2016
CVE-2016-2446 27441354* High Nexus 9 Mar 1, 2016

* The patch for this issue is not in AOSP. The update is contained in the latest binary drivers for Nexus devices available from the Google Developer site.

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Wi-Fi

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in Wi-Fi could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of an elevated system application. This issue is rated as High severity because it could also be used to gain elevated capabilities, such as Signature or SignatureOrSystem permissions privileges, which are not accessible to third-party applications.

Note:The CVE number has been updated, per MITRE request, from CVE-2016-2447 to CVE-2016-4477.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Updated AOSP versions Date reported
CVE-2016-4477 27371366 [2] High All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Feb 24, 2016

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Mediaserver

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in mediaserver could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of an elevated system application. This issue is rated as High severity because it could be used to gain elevated capabilities, such as Signature or SignatureOrSystem permissions privileges, which are not accessible to a third-party application.

CVE Android bugs Severity Updated Nexus devices Updated AOSP versions Date reported
CVE-2016-2448 27533704 High All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Mar 7, 2016
CVE-2016-2449 27568958 High All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Mar 9, 2016
CVE-2016-2450 27569635 High All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Mar 9, 2016
CVE-2016-2451 27597103 High All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Mar 10, 2016
CVE-2016-2452 27662364 [2] [3] High All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Mar 14, 2016

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in MediaTek Wi-Fi Driver

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in the MediaTek Wi-Fi driver could enable a local malicious application to execute arbitrary code within the context of the kernel. Normally a kernel code execution bug like this would be rated Critical, but because it first requires compromising a service that can call the driver, it is rated as High severity.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2016-2453 27549705* High Android One Mar 8, 2016

* The patch for this issue is not in AOSP. The update is contained in the latest binary drivers for Nexus devices available from the Google Developer site.

Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability in Qualcomm Hardware Codec

During media file and data processing of a specially crafted file, a remote denial of service vulnerability in the Qualcomm hardware video codec could allow a remote attacker to block access to an affected device by causing a device reboot. This is rated as High severity due to the possibility of remote denial of service.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2016-2454 26221024* High Nexus 5 Dec 16, 2015

* The patch for this issue is not in AOSP. The update is contained in the latest binary drivers for Nexus devices available from the Google Developer site.

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Conscrypt

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in Conscrypt could allow an local application to believe a message was authenticated when it was not. This issue is rated as Moderate severity because it requires coordinated steps across multiple devices.

CVE Android bugs Severity Updated Nexus devices Updated AOSP versions Date reported
CVE-2016-2461 27324690 [2] Moderate All Nexus 6.0, 6.0.1 Google Internal
CVE-2016-2462 27371173 Moderate All Nexus 6.0, 6.0.1 Google Internal

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in OpenSSL & BoringSSL

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in OpenSSL and BoringSSL could enable a local malicious application to access data outside of its permission levels. Normally this would be rated High, but because it requires an uncommon manual configuration, it is rated as Moderate severity.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Updated AOSP versions Date reported
CVE-2016-0705 27449871 Moderate All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Feb 7, 2016

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in MediaTek Wi-Fi Driver

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in MediaTek Wi-Fi driver could enable a local malicious application to cause a denial of service. Normally an elevation of privilege bug like this would be rated High, but because it requires first compromising a system service, it is rated as Moderate severity.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2016-2456 27275187* Moderate Android One Feb 19, 2016

* The patch for this issue is not in AOSP. The update is contained in the latest binary drivers for Nexus devices available from the Google Developer site.

Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Wi-Fi

An elevation of privilege vulnerability in Wi-Fi could enable a guest account to modify the Wi-Fi settings that persist for the primary user. This issue is rated as Moderate severity because it enables local access to " dangerous" capabilities without permission.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Updated AOSP versions Date reported
CVE-2016-2457 27411179 Moderate All Nexus 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Feb 29, 2016

Information Disclosure Vulnerability in AOSP Mail

An information disclosure vulnerability in AOSP Mail could enable a local malicious application to gain access to user’s private information. This issue is rated Moderate severity because it could be used to improperly access data without permission.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Updated AOSP versions Date reported
CVE-2016-2458 27335139 [2] Moderate All Nexus 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Feb 23, 2016

Information Disclosure Vulnerability in Mediaserver

An information disclosure vulnerability in Mediaserver could allow an application to access sensitive information. This issue is rated as Moderate severity because it could be used to improperly access data without permission.

CVE Android bugs Severity Updated Nexus devices Updated AOSP versions Date reported
CVE-2016-2459 27556038 Moderate All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Mar 7, 2016
CVE-2016-2460 27555981 Moderate All Nexus 4.4.4, 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1 Mar 7, 2016

Denial of Service Vulnerability in Kernel

A denial of service vulnerability in the kernel could allow a local malicious application to cause a device reboot. This issue is rated as Low severity because the effect is a temporary denial of service.

CVE Android bug Severity Updated Nexus devices Date reported
CVE-2016-0774 27721803* Low All Nexus Mar 17, 2016

* The patch for this issue is available in Linux upstream.

Common Questions and Answers

This section reviews answers to 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 May 01, 2016 or later address these issues (refer to the Nexus documentation for instructions on how to check the security patch level). Device manufacturers that include these updates should set the patch string level to: [ro.build.version.security_patch]:[2016-05-01]

2. How do I determine which Nexus devices are affected by each issue?

In the Security Vulnerability Details section, each table has an Updated Nexus devices column that covers the range of affected Nexus devices updated for each issue. This column has a few options:

  • All Nexus devices: If an issue affects all Nexus devices, the table will have All Nexus in the Updated Nexus devices column. All Nexus encapsulates the following supported devices: Nexus 5, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6, Nexus 6P, Nexus 7 (2013), Nexus 9, Android One, Nexus Player, and Pixel C.
  • Some Nexus devices: If an issue doesn’t affect all Nexus devices, the affected Nexus devices are listed in the Updated Nexus devices column.
  • No Nexus devices: If no Nexus devices are affected by the issue, the table will have “None” in the Updated Nexus devices column.

3. Why is CVE-2015-1805 included in this bulletin?

CVE-2015-1805 is included in this bulletin because the Android Security Advisory—2016-03-18 was published very close to the release of the April bulletin. Due to the tight timeline, device manufacturers were given the option to ship fixes from the Nexus Security Bulletin—April 2016, without the fix for CVE-2015-1805, if they used the April 01, 2016 Security Patch Level. It is included again in this bulletin as it must be fixed in order to use the the May 01, 2016 Security Patch Level.

Revisions

  • May 02, 2016: Bulletin published.
  • May 04, 2016:
    • Bulletin revised to include AOSP links.
    • List of all Nexus devices updated to include Nexus Player and Pixel C.
    • CVE-2016-2447 updated to CVE-2016-4477, per MITRE request.