ANDROID users have been warned about vulnerabilities that could put their data at risk.
Earlier this week, Google released its October Android security bulletin.
Google’s security bulletin lists the new security patches released for Android devices.
In addition, vulnerabilities that currently affect Android smartphones are described.
“Security patch levels of 10/6/2023 or later address all of these issues,” the bulletin states.
This month’s update targets 53 known vulnerabilities and two actively exploited vulnerabilities, tracked as CVE-2023-4863 and CVE-2023-4211.
CVE-2023-4863 affects multiple applications and could allow a remote attacker to perform an out-of-bounds memory write via a crafted HTML page.
“This is a security vulnerability that affects many applications,” writes Malwarebytes.
“The vulnerability is fixed if your phone has patch level 2023-10-05,” it added.
Meanwhile, CVE-2023-4211 allows local, unprivileged users to perform improper GPU memory processing operations on your device.
“This vulnerability affects multiple versions of the Arm Mali GPU drivers used in a wide range of Android device models, including Android phones developed by Google, Samsung, Huawei and Xiaomi, as well as some Linux devices,” said Malwarebytes.
“A GPU is a special type of chip used primarily for graphics-related tasks such as rendering images and videos, but also for resource-intensive calculations such as artificial intelligence training and crypto mining.”
To fix these vulnerabilities on an Android device, you must update your software immediately.
How to update your device
To update your Android device, first go to Settings and then select System.
From there, tap System Updates. If you see Software, select Download and Install.
If you don’t see any updates, you may have to wait for an official update to be released.
You can find more information about updating your Android device here.