Pixel Update Bulletin—June 2021

Published June 7, 2021

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 2021-06-05 or later address all issues in this bulletin and all issues in the June 2021 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 2021-06-05 patch level. We encourage all customers to accept these updates to their devices.


  • For July, the Pixel update bulletin will be released on July 7, 2021.
  • In addition to the security vulnerabilities described in the June 2021 Android Security Bulletin, Google devices also contain patches for the security vulnerabilities described below. When applicable, partners were notified that these issues are being addressed, 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.

Android runtime

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2020-1971 A-175147055 DoS Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0555 A-179161711 DoS Moderate 11


CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2021-0571 A-137395936 [2] [3] [4] [5] EoP High 11
CVE-2021-0534 A-170639543 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0550 A-179688673 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0567 A-179461812 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0568 A-170121238 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0570 A-178803845 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0554 A-158482162 [2] [3] ID Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0569 A-174045870 ID Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0572 A-177931355 ID Moderate 11

Media Framework

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2021-0565 A-174801970 EoP High 11
CVE-2021-0557 A-179046129 RCE Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0564 A-176495665 [2] [3] [4] EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0556 A-172716941 ID Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0558 A-173473906 ID Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0559 A-172312730 ID Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0561 A-174302683 ID Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0562 A-176084648 ID Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0563 A-172908358 [2] ID Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0566 A-175894436 ID Moderate 11


CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2021-0535 A-168314741 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0536 A-176756691 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0537 A-176756141 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0538 A-178821491 [2] [3] EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0539 A-180419673 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0540 A-169328517 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0543 A-169258743 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0544 A-169257710 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0545 A-169258884 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0546 A-169258733 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0547 A-174151048 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0548 A-157650357 EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0553 A-169936038 [2] EoP Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0541 A-169258455 ID Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0542 A-168712890 ID Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0549 A-183961896 ID Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0552 A-175124820 ID Moderate 11
CVE-2021-0551 A-180518039 DoS Moderate 11

Kernel components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2021-0606 A-168034487
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate GPU DRM Driver
CVE-2021-0605 A-110373476
Upstream kernel
ID Moderate Network driver


CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2021-0607 A-180950209* EoP High Knowles IAXXX adnc driver
CVE-2021-0608 A-174870704* EoP High Pixel Launcher

Functional patches

For details on the new bug fixes and functional patches included in this release, refer to the Pixel Community forum.

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 2021-06-05 or later address all issues associated with the 2021-06-05 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.


Version Date Notes
1.0 June 7, 2021 Bulletin published
1.1 June 8, 2021 Bulletin revised to include AOSP links