Pixel Update Bulletin—November 2019

Published November 4, 2019

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 2019-11-05 or later address all issues in this bulletin and all issues in the November 2019 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 2019-11-05 patch level. We encourage all customers to accept these updates for their devices.

Announcements

  • In addition to the security vulnerabilities described in the November 2019 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.

Framework

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2019-2210 A-139148442* EoP High 9, 10

LG components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2019-9467 A-80316910* EoP High Bootloader

Kernel components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2019-9466 A-130375182
Upstream kernel
RCE Moderate Broadcom Firmware
CVE-2019-15917 A-141042951
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate Bluetooth
CVE-2018-1108 A-110871389
Upstream kernel
ID Moderate Crypto

Qualcomm components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-15828 A-68992481
QC-CR#2095811
N/A Moderate EcoSystem
CVE-2018-11274 A-111126528
QC-CR#2213088
N/A Moderate Audio
CVE-2018-11852 A-111129607
QC-CR#2221965
N/A Moderate WLAN host
CVE-2018-11863 A-111126052
QC-CR#2226386
N/A Moderate WLAN host
CVE-2018-11886 A-111128246
QC-CR#2230318
N/A Moderate WLAN host
CVE-2018-11903 A-111128640
QC-CR#2243990
N/A Moderate WLAN host
CVE-2018-5856 A-77528410
QC-CR#1092859 [2]
N/A Moderate Audio
CVE-2018-5911 A-79422238
QC-CR#2208881
N/A Moderate WLAN host
CVE-2017-11078 A-66937384
QC-CR#2078549
N/A Moderate Boot
CVE-2018-11266 A-68726653
QC-CR#2035140 [2]
N/A Moderate Services
CVE-2018-11883 A-111129382
QC-CR#2229615
N/A Moderate WLAN host
CVE-2019-10520 A-134441573
QC-CR#2415037
N/A Moderate Kernel
CVE-2019-10530 A-116872291
QC-CR#2381265
N/A Moderate Kernel
CVE-2019-10555 A-138940207
QC-CR#2284987 [2]
N/A Moderate Display

Qualcomm closed-source components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2018-5918 A-79419740* N/A Moderate Closed-source component

Functional patches

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

References Category Improvements Devices
A-135756211 Assistant Improvements for Google Assistant Hotword Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL
A-139313340 Audio Improvements for bottom speaker audio quality Pixel 3
A-139402097 Stability Additional fixes for some devices stuck during boot Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL
A-140808513 Keyboards Additional support for Xbox BT controller mapping Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL
Various Display/Graphics Smooth Display improvements Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL
Various Camera Camera quality improvements Pixel 4, Pixel 4 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 2019-11-05 or later address all issues associated with the 2019-11-05 security patch level and all previous patch levels. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, read the instructions on the 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

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.

Versions

Version Date Notes
1.0 November 4, 2019 Bulletin published.