Pixel / Nexus Security Bulletin—January 2018

Published January 2, 2018 | Updated January 29, 2018

The Pixel / Nexus Security Bulletin contains details of security vulnerabilities and functional improvements affecting supported Google Pixel and Nexus devices (Google devices). For Google devices, security patch levels of 2018-01-05 or later address all issues in this bulletin and all issues in the January 2018 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 2018-01-05 patch level. We encourage all customers to accept these updates to their devices.

Note: The Google device firmware images are available on the Google Developer site.

Announcements

In addition to the security vulnerabilities described in the January 2018 Android Security Bulletin, Pixel and Nexus devices also contain patches for the security vulnerabilities described below. Partners were notified of these issues at least a month ago and may choose to incorporate them as part of their device updates.

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.

Framework

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-0846 A-64934810 [2] ID Moderate 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0

Media framework

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-13201 A-63982768 ID Moderate 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2017-13202 A-67647856 ID Moderate 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2017-13206 A-65025048 ID Moderate 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2017-13207 A-37564426 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0
CVE-2017-13185 A-65123471 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0
DoS High 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13187 A-65034175 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
DoS High 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13188 A-65280786 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
DoS High 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13203 A-63122634 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13204 A-64380237 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13205 A-64550583 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13200 A-63100526 ID Low 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
ID Moderate 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13186 A-65735716 NSI NSI 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13189 A-68300072 NSI NSI 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
DoS High 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13190 A-68299873 NSI NSI 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
DoS High 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13194 A-64710201 NSI NSI 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
DoS High 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13198 A-68399117 NSI NSI 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
DoS High 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1

System

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-13212 A-62187985 EoP Moderate 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0

Broadcom components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-13213 A-63374465*
B-V2017081501
EoP Moderate Bcmdhd driver

HTC components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-11072 A-65468991* EoP Moderate Partition table updater

Kernel components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-13219 A-62800865* DoS Moderate Synaptics touchscreen controller
CVE-2017-13220 A-63527053* EoP Moderate BlueZ
CVE-2017-13221 A-64709938* EoP Moderate Wifi driver
CVE-2017-11473 A-64253928
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate Kernel
CVE-2017-13222 A-38159576* ID Moderate Kernel
CVE-2017-14140 A-65468230
Upstream kernel
ID Moderate Kernel
CVE-2017-15537 A-68805943
Upstream kernel
ID Moderate Kernel

MediaTek components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-13225 A-38308024*
M-ALPS03495789
EoP High MTK Media
CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-13226 A-32591194*
M-ALPS03149184
EoP Moderate MTK

Qualcomm components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-9705 A-67713091
QC-CR#2059828
EoP Moderate SOC Driver
CVE-2017-15847 A-67713087
QC-CR#2070309
EoP Moderate SOC Driver
CVE-2017-15848 A-67713083
QC-CR#2073777
EoP Moderate Driver
CVE-2017-11081 A-67713113
QC-CR#2077622
EoP Moderate WLan
CVE-2017-15845 A-67713111
QC-CR#2072966
EoP Moderate WLan
CVE-2017-14873 A-67713104
QC-CR#2057144 [ 2]
EoP Moderate Graphics Driver
CVE-2017-11035 A-67713108
QC-CR#2070583
EoP Moderate Wireless driver
CVE-2017-11003 A-64439673
QC-CR#2026193
EoP Moderate Bootloader
CVE-2017-9689 A-62828527
QC-CR#2037019
EoP Moderate HDMI driver
CVE-2017-14879 A-63890276*
QC-CR#2056307
EoP Moderate IPA driver
CVE-2017-11080 A-66937382
QC-CR#2078272
EoP Moderate Bootloader
CVE-2017-14869 A-67713093
QC-CR#2061498
ID Moderate Bootloader
CVE-2017-11066 A-65468971
QC-CR#2068506
ID Moderate Bootloader
CVE-2017-15850 A-62464339*
QC-CR#2113240
ID Moderate Microphone driver
CVE-2017-9712 A-63868883
QC-CR#2033195
ID Moderate Wireless driver
CVE-2017-11079 A-67713100
QC-CR#2078342
ID Moderate Bootloader
CVE-2017-14870 A-67713096
QC-CR#2061506
ID Moderate Bootloader
CVE-2017-11079 A-66937383
QC-CR#2078342
ID Moderate Bootloader

Functional updates

These updates are included for affected Pixel devices to address functionality issues not related to the security of Pixel devices. The table includes associated references; the affected category, such as Bluetooth or mobile data; and a summary of the issue.

References Category Improvements
A-68810306 Keystore Adjusted handling of key upgrades in keystore.
A-70213235 Stability Improve stability and performance after installing an OTA.

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 2018-01-05 or later address all issues associated with the 2018-01-05 security patch level and all previous patch levels. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, read the instructions on the Pixel and Nexus 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 a * next to the Android bug ID in the References column mean?

Issues that are not publicly available have a * next to the Android bug ID in the References column. The update for that issue is generally contained in the latest binary drivers for Nexus 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 in order 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.

Versions

Version Date Notes
1.0 January 2, 2018 Bulletin published.
1.1 January 5, 2018 Bulletin revised to include AOSP links.
1.2 January 29, 2018 Added CVE-2017-13225.