Pixel / Nexus Security Bulletin—March 2018

Published March 5, 2018 | Updated March 7, 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 2018-03-05 or later address all issues in this bulletin and all issues in the March 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 2018-03-05 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 March 2018 Android Security Bulletin, Google 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-2017-13263 A-69383160 [2] EoP Moderate 8.0, 8.1

Media framework

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-13264 A-70294343 NSI NSI 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13254 A-70239507 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-2017-13265 A-36232423 [2] [3] EoP Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2017-13268 A-67058064 ID Moderate 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2017-13269 A-68818034 ID Moderate 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1

Kernel components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-5754 A-69856074* ID High Memory mapping
CVE-2017-13270 A-69474744* EoP Moderate Mnh_sm driver
CVE-2017-13271 A-69006799* EoP Moderate Mnh_sm driver
CVE-2017-16527 A-69051382
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate USB sound driver
CVE-2017-15649 A-69160446
Upstream kernel [2]
EoP Moderate Network driver
CVE-2017-1000111 A-68806121
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate Network driver

NVIDIA components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-6287 A-64893264*
N-CVE-2017-6287
ID Moderate Media framework
CVE-2017-6285 A-64893156*
N-CVE-2017-6285
ID Moderate Media framework
CVE-2017-6288 A-65482562*
N-CVE-2017-6288
ID Moderate Media framework

Qualcomm components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-18061 A-70237701
QC-CR#2117246
EoP Moderate Wil6210
CVE-2017-18050 A-70237697
QC-CR#2119443
EoP Moderate Wma management
CVE-2017-18054 A-70237694
QC-CR#2119432
EoP Moderate Wma
CVE-2017-18055 A-70237693
QC-CR#2119430
EoP Moderate Wma
CVE-2017-18065 A-70237685
QC-CR#2113423
EoP Moderate Wma
CVE-2017-18066 A-70235107
QC-CR#2107976
EoP Moderate Power driver
CVE-2017-18062 A-68992451
QC-CR#2115375
EoP Moderate Wma
CVE-2018-3561 A-68870904*
QC-CR#2068569
EoP Moderate Diagchar
CVE-2018-3560 A-68664502*
QC-CR#2142216
EoP Moderate Qdsp6v2 sound driver
CVE-2017-15834 A-70237704
QC-CR#2111858
EoP Moderate Diagchar
CVE-2017-15833 A-70237702
QC-CR#2059835
EoP Moderate Power driver
CVE-2017-15831 A-70237687
QC-CR#2114255
EoP Moderate Wma
CVE-2017-15830 A-70237719
QC-CR#2120725
EoP Moderate sme driver
CVE-2017-14889 A-70237700
QC-CR#2119803
EoP Moderate Wma
CVE-2017-14887 A-70237715
QC-CR#2119673
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-14879 A-63851638*
QC-CR#2056307
EoP Moderate IPA
CVE-2017-11082 A-66937387
QC-CR#2071560
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-11074 A-68940798
QC-CR#2049138
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-18052 A-70237712
QC-CR#2119439
ID Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-18057 A-70237709
QC-CR#2119403
ID Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-18059 A-70237708
QC-CR#2119399
ID Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-18060 A-70237707
QC-CR#2119394
ID Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-18051 A-70237696
QC-CR#2119442
ID Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-18053 A-70237695
QC-CR#2119434
ID Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-18058 A-70237690
QC-CR#2119401
ID Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-15855 A-38232131*
QC-CR#2025367
ID Moderate Camera_v2 driver
CVE-2017-15814 A-64836865*
QC-CR#2092793
ID Moderate Camera_v2 driver

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 Devices
A-70491468 Performance Improve screen wake performance with fingerprint unlock Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL
A-69307875 Audio Improve audio performance when recording video Pixel 2 XL
A-70641186 Reporting Improve crash reporting Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

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 2018-03-05 or later address all issues associated with the 2018-03-05 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 March 5, 2018 Bulletin published.
1.1 March 7, 2018 Bulletin revised to include AOSP links and update reference number for CVE-2017-15855.