Pixel / Nexus Security Bulletin—May 2018

Published May 7, 2018 | Updated May 9, 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 2018-05-05 or later address all issues in this bulletin and all issues in the May 2018 Android Security Bulletin. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, see Check & update your Android version.

All supported Google devices will receive an update to the 2018-05-05 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 May 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-2017-13316 A-73311729 ID Moderate 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1

Media framework

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-13317 A-73172046 ID Moderate 8.1
CVE-2017-13318 A-73782357 ID Moderate 8.1
CVE-2017-13319 A-71868329 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13320 A-72764648 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1

System

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-13323 A-73826242 EoP Moderate 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2017-13321 A-70986337 ID Moderate 8.0, 8.1
CVE-2017-13322 A-67862398 DoS Moderate 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-2018-5344 A-72867809
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate Block driver
CVE-2017-15129 A-72961054
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate Network namespace

NVIDIA components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2018-6254 A-64340684* ID Moderate Media server
CVE-2018-6246 A-69383916* ID Moderate Widevine trustlet

Qualcomm components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2018-5849 A-72957611
QC-CR#2131811
EoP Moderate QTEECOM
CVE-2018-5851 A-72957505
QC-CR#2146869 [2]
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2018-5842 A-72957257
QC-CR#2113219 [2]
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2018-5848 A-72957178
QC-CR#2126062
EoP Moderate WIGIG
CVE-2018-5853 A-71714212*
QC-CR#2178082
QC-CR#2043277
EoP Moderate Networking subsystem
CVE-2018-5843 A-71501685
QC-CR#2113385
EoP Moderate Modem driver
CVE-2018-5844 A-71501682
QC-CR#2118860
EoP Moderate Video device
CVE-2018-5847 A-71501681
QC-CR#2120955
EoP Moderate Snapdragon display engine
CVE-2018-3582 A-72956801
QC-CR#2149531
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2018-3581 A-72957725
QC-CR#2150359 [2]
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2018-3576 A-72957337
QC-CR#2128512
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2018-3572 A-72957724
QC-CR#2145996 [2]
EoP Moderate Audio
CVE-2018-3571 A-72957527
QC-CR#2132332
EoP Moderate Kgsl
CVE-2017-18153 A-35470735*
QC-CR#2021363
EoP Moderate Qcacld-2.0
CVE-2017-18070 A-72441280
QC-CR#2114348
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-15857 A-65122765*
QC-CR#2111672
QC-CR#2152401
QC-CR#2152399
QC-CR#2153841
EoP Moderate Camera
CVE-2017-15854 A-71501688
QC-CR#2114396
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-15843 A-72956941
QC-CR#2032076 [2]
EoP Moderate Floor_vote driver
CVE-2017-15842 A-72957040
QC-CR#2123291 [2]
EoP Moderate Qdsp6v2
CVE-2017-15832 A-70237689
QC-CR#2114756
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2018-5852 A-70242505*
QC-CR#2169379
ID Moderate Ipa driver
CVE-2018-3579 A-72957564
QC-CR#2149720
ID Moderate WLAN

Functional patches

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-68840121 Performance Improve Multitouch Detection All
A-72851087 Power Adjust Pixel XL charging behavior Pixel 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 2018-05-05 or later address all issues associated with the 2018-05-05 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 Pixel / 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 May 7, 2018 Bulletin published.
1.1 May 9, 2018 Bulletin revised to include AOSP links.