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Pixel / Nexus Security Bulletin—December 2017

Published December 4, 2017 | Updated December 6, 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 2017-12-05 or later address all issues in this 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 2017-12-05 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 December 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.

Media framework

CVE References Type Severity Updated AOSP versions
CVE-2017-13154 A-63666573 EoP High 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0
CVE-2017-0879 A-65025028 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0
DoS High 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13149 A-65719872 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0
DoS High 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13150 A-38328132 ID Moderate 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0
DoS High 6.0, 6.0.1
CVE-2017-13152 A-62872384 ID Moderate 5.1.1, 6.0, 6.0.1, 7.0, 7.1.1, 7.1.2, 8.0

Broadcom components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-13161 A-63930471*
BC-V2017092501
EoP Moderate undefined

Kernel components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-13167 A-37240993* EoP High Sound timer
CVE-2017-13163 A-37429972* EoP Moderate MTP USB driver
CVE-2017-15868 A-33982955
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate Wireless driver
CVE-2017-13165 A-31269937* EoP Moderate File system
CVE-2017-13166 A-34624167* EoP Moderate V4L2 video driver
CVE-2017-1000380 A-64217740
Upstream kernel
EoP Moderate Sound timer driver
CVE-2017-13168 A-65023233* EoP Moderate SCSI driver
CVE-2017-13169 A-37512375* ID Moderate Camera server
CVE-2017-13164 A-36007193* ID Moderate Binder driver

MediaTek components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-13172 A-36493287*
M-ALPS03495791
EoP Moderate Bluetooth driver

NVIDIA components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-6280 A-63851980*
N-CVE-2017-6280
ID Moderate NVIDIA driver
CVE-2017-13175 A-64339309*
N-CVE-2017-13175
ID Moderate Libwilhelm

Qualcomm components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-9708 A-62674846*
QC-CR#2081806
EoP Moderate Kernel
CVE-2017-11042 A-38232268*
QC-CR#2070438
EoP Moderate Binder
CVE-2017-11030 A-64431967
QC-CR#2034255 [2]
EoP Moderate Display
CVE-2017-9703 A-34329758*
QC-CR#2038086
EoP Moderate Video driver
CVE-2017-9718 A-36386076*
QC-CR#2045918
EoP Moderate Kernel
CVE-2017-8244 A-35138888*
QC-CR#2013361
EoP Moderate Debugfs driver
CVE-2017-14901 A-65468984
QC-CR#2059714
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-9698 A-63868678
QC-CR#2023860
EoP Moderate Graphics
CVE-2017-9700 A-63868780
QC-CR#2043822
EoP Moderate Audio
CVE-2017-9722 A-64453224
QC-CR#2034239 [2]
EoP Moderate Display
CVE-2017-11049 A-64728945
QC-CR#2034909
EoP Moderate Display
CVE-2017-11047 A-64728948
QC-CR#2057285
EoP Moderate Display
CVE-2017-14898 A-65468978
QC-CR#2054748
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-14899 A-65468980
QC-CR#2054752
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-11044 A-65468989
QC-CR#2063166
EoP Moderate Graphics
CVE-2017-11045 A-65468993
QC-CR#2060377 [2]
EoP Moderate Camera
CVE-2017-14900 A-65468983
QC-CR#2058468
EoP Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-9710 A-63868933
QC-CR#2023883
EoP Moderate Data HLOS
CVE-2017-11019 A-64453105
QC-CR#2030638
EoP Moderate Display
CVE-2017-11016 A-64453423
QC-CR#2038685
EoP Moderate Audio
CVE-2017-11033 A-64453422
QC-CR#2031930 [2]
EoP Moderate Kernel
CVE-2017-14896 A-65468975
QC-CR#2013716
EoP Moderate GUD mobicore driver
CVE-2017-8281 A-62378232
QC-CR#2015892
ID Moderate DCI driver
CVE-2017-14903 A-63522505*
QC-CR#2088768
ID Moderate WLAN
CVE-2017-11031 A-64442463
QC-CR#2059181
ID Moderate Display
CVE-2017-14905 A-37719782
QC-CR#2061251
ID Moderate Wireless networking

Qualcomm closed-source components

CVE References Type Severity Component
CVE-2017-14907 A-62212113* N/A Critical Closed-source component
CVE-2016-5341 A-63983006* N/A Moderate Closed-source component
CVE-2017-9709 A-65944335* N/A Moderate Closed-source component
CVE-2017-15813 A-63979947* N/A Moderate Closed-source component

Functional updates

All supported Google devices will receive an Android 8.1 update as part of the December OTA. Android 8.1 contains many functional updates and improvements to various parts of the Android platform.

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 2017-12-05 or later address all issues associated with the 2017-12-05 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 December 4, 2017 Bulletin published.
1.1 December 5, 2017 Bulletin updated with link to firmware images and details on functional updates.
1.2 December 6, 2017 Bulletin revised to include AOSP links.