With the release of the August 2023 security updates, Google has corrected just over 40 vulnerabilities in the Android operating system. The biggest flaw, according to the tech behemoth, is CVE-2023-21273, a major remote code execution problem impacting the System component. Exploitation does not involve higher access or user participation. Impacted Android versions include 11, 12, 12L, and 13.
A number of additional flaws, including CVE-2023-21282, CVE-2023-21264, and CVE-2022-40510, have also been classified as “critical.” A ‘high severity’ rating has been given to thirty-two of the security holes that have been fixed with the most recent patches. Most can result in information exposure and privilege escalation, and some can be used for denial-of-service (DoS) attacks.