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Pixel / Nexus Security Bulletin—November 2017

Published November 6, 2017 | Updated November 8, 2017

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 2017-11-05 or later also address all issues in this 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 2017-11-05 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 November 2017 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-2017-0845 A-35028827 DoS Moderate 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2

Media framework

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-0838 A-63522818 EoP High 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0852 A-62815506 DoS High 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0
CVE-2017-0847 A-65540999 EoP Moderate 8.0
CVE-2017-0848 A-64477217 ID Moderate 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0
CVE-2017-0849 A-62688399 ID Moderate 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0
CVE-2017-0850 A-64836941* ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
CVE-2017-0851 A-35430570 ID Moderate 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0
CVE-2017-0853 A-63121644 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0
DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-0854 A-63873837 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0
DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-0857 A-65122447 NSI NSI 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0
DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-0858 A-64836894 NSI NSI 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0
DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-0859 A-36075131* NSI NSI 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2
DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1

Runtime

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2016-2105 A-63710022* RCE Moderate 5.0.2, 5.1.1
CVE-2016-2106 A-63709511* RCE Moderate 5.0.2, 5.1.1
CVE-2017-3731 A-63710076* ID Moderate 5.0.2, 5.1.1

System

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-0860 A-31097064 EoP Moderate 5.0.2, 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2

Kernel components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-6001 A-37901413
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate Core kernel
CVE-2017-0861 A-36006981* EoP Moderate Audio driver
CVE-2017-0862 A-36006779* EoP Moderate Kernel
CVE-2017-11600 A-64257838
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate Networking subsystem
CVE-2017-0863 A-37950620* EoP Moderate Video driver

MediaTek components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-0864 A-37277147*
M-ALPS03394571
EoP Moderate IoCtl (Flashlight)
CVE-2017-0865 A-65025090*
M-ALPS02973195
EoP Moderate SoC driver

NVIDIA components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-0866 A-38415808*
N-CVE-2017-0866
EoP Moderate Direct rendering infrastructure
CVE-2017-6274 A-34705801*
N-CVE-2017-6274
EoP Moderate Thermal driver
CVE-2017-6275 A-34702397*
N-CVE-2017-6275
ID Moderate Thermal driver

Qualcomm components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-11073 A-62084791*
QC-CR#2064767
EoP Moderate Networking subsystem
CVE-2017-11035 A-64431968
QC-CR#2055659 [2]
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-11012 A-64455446
QC-CR#2054760
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-11085 A-62952032*
QC-CR#2077909
EoP Moderate Audio
CVE-2017-11091 A-37478866*
QC-CR#2064235
EoP Moderate Video driver
CVE-2017-11026 A-64453104
QC-CR#1021460
EoP Moderate Linux boot
CVE-2017-11038 A-35888677*
QC-CR#2034087
EoP Moderate Memory subsystem
CVE-2017-11032 A-64431966
QC-CR#1051435
EoP Moderate Linux kernel
CVE-2017-9719 A-64438726
QC-CR#2042697 [2]
EoP Moderate Display
CVE-2017-11024 A-64441352
QC-CR#2031178
EoP Moderate Wired connectivity
CVE-2017-11025 A-64440043
QC-CR#2013494
EoP Moderate Audio
CVE-2017-11023 A-64434485
QC-CR#2029216
EoP Moderate Services
CVE-2017-11029 A-64433362
QC-CR#2025367 [2]
EoP Moderate Camera
CVE-2017-11018 A-64441628
QC-CR#897844
EoP Moderate Camera
CVE-2017-9721 A-64441353
QC-CR#2039552
EoP Moderate Display
CVE-2017-9702 A-36492827*
QC-CR#2037398
EoP Moderate Camera
CVE-2017-11089 A-36819059*
QC-CR#2055013
ID Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-8239 A-36251230*
QC-CR#1091603
ID Moderate Camera
CVE-2017-11090 A-36818836*
QC-CR#2061676
ID Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-11093 A-37625232*
QC-CR#2077623
ID Moderate HDMI
CVE-2017-8279 A-62378962
QC-CR#2015227
ID Moderate Services
CVE-2017-9696 A-36232584*
QC-CR#2029867
ID Moderate Kernel
CVE-2017-11058 A-37718081
QC-CR#2061251
ID Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-11022 A-64440918
QC-CR#1086582 [2]
ID Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-9701 A-63868730
QC-CR#2038992
ID Moderate Linux boot
CVE-2017-11027 A-64453534
QC-CR#2055630
ID Moderate Linux boot

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
A-65225835 Audio Volume warning threshold adjusted in some regions.
A-37943083 Bluetooth Improvements for Bluetooth devices only supporting AVRCP version 1.3.
A-63790458 Bluetooth Improved headset connection pairing.
A-64142363 Bluetooth Improved song info display on some Bluetooth carkits.
A-64991621 Bluetooth Improved metadata in some carkits.
A-65223508 Bluetooth Improved Bluetooth connections to some carkits.
A-65463237 Bluetooth Improved Magic Tether on BLE.
A-64977836 Camera Improved Autofocus during video capture.
A-65099590 Camera Improved front camera response speed.
A-68159303 Display Adjustments to display color mode setting.
A-68254840 Display Adjustments to display brightness settings.
A-68279369 Display Adjustments to navigation bar brightness.
A-64103722 Mobile data Adjusted YouTube switching from mobile data to Wi-Fi.
A-65113738 Mobile data Mobile data adjustments on 3 Network.
A-37187694 Stability Improved application stability.
A-67959484 Stability Adjustments to call quality.

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 2017-11-05 or later address all issues associated with the 2017-11-05 security patch level and all previous patch levels. To learn how to check a device's security patch level, read the instructions on the 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 November 6, 2017 Bulletin published.
1.1 November 8, 2017 Bulletin updated with AOSP links and additional details on functional updates.