Google released the July set of patches for the Android operating system, handling 33 vulnerabilities, including 9 rated critical.
The most severe of these is a critical security vulnerability in the Media framework that allows a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.
Google patched three vulnerabilities in the Android Media. All of those issues, which were rated critical, are remote code execution holes, according to the Google advisory. Two of them (CVE-2019-2106 and CVE-2019-2107) impact all Android releases since 7.0, while the third (CVE-2019-2109) impacts only Android 7.0 to 8.1.
A fourth critical hole fixed is CVE-2019-2111, a remote code execution bug in System, affecting Android 9.
There were six other flaws addressed in System, all rated high severity. These include two elevation of privilege bugs (CVE-2019-2112 and CVE-2019-2113) and four information disclosure issues (CVE-2019-2116, CVE-2019-2117, CVE-2019-2118, and CVE-2019-2119).
This security patch level also addresses a high severity information disclosure vulnerability (CVE-2019-2104) in Framework and a high severity remote code execution flaw (CVE-2019-2105) in Library.