Android patches critical flaws in media handling, hardware drivers

Android is getting security fixes for more than 100 vulnerabilities, including 29 critical flaws in the media processing server, hardware-specific drivers and other components.

Android’s monthly security bulletin, published Monday, was split into two “patch levels,” which are represented as date strings on the “About” page of Android devices.

The 2017-05-01 security patch level covers fixes for vulnerabilities that are common to all Android devices while the 2017-05-05 level covers additional fixes for hardware drivers and kernel components that are present only in some devices.

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