BlackBerry release BlackBerry Priv February security patch

Rapid John
Posted on February 01, 2016, 2:13 pm
2 mins

BlackBerry have promised to deliver security patches on a monthly basis for the BlackBerry Priv, and so far they are keeping good on that promise.

Here we are on February 1 and the BlackBerry Priv February update (AAD444,) is now rolling out to Priv’s worldwide.

The update comes in at 17Gb.

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The most severe of these issues is a Critical security vulnerability that could enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing, and MMS when processing media files.

The Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Broadcom’s Wi-Fi driver is also Critical severity as it could allow remote code execution on an affected device while connected to the same network as the attacker.

Security Vulnerability Summary
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Issue CVE Severity
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Broadcom Wi-Fi Driver CVE-2016-0801
CVE-2016-0802
Critical
Remote Code Execution Vulnerability in Mediaserver CVE-2016-0803
CVE-2016-0804
Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Performance Module CVE-2016-0805 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Qualcomm Wi-Fi Driver CVE-2016-0806 Critical
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in the Debugger Daemon CVE-2016-0807 Critical
Denial of Service Vulnerability in Minikin CVE-2016-0808 High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Wi-Fi CVE-2016-0809 High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Mediaserver CVE-2016-0810 High
Information Disclosure Vulnerability in libmediaplayerservice CVE-2016-0811 High
Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability in Setup Wizard CVE-2016-0812
CVE-2016-0813
Moderate

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You can check out full details of the Security Bulletin February 2016 here.

Apart from the security update we do know that this build also brings the following improvements:

  • Resolves issue where device shows bars of signal in locations with no signal.
  • Resolves issue where VoLTE to VoLTE calls do not get forwarded to voicemail.

If you own a Priv and are not seeing the system update message, you can check manually by heading into Settings -> About phone -> System updates and checking manually.
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Rapid John

Rapid John has a quarter of a century in programming for Government and Corporate bodies and is proficient in most major programming languages.  He is constantly running around showing us his latest bit of code and telling us how fantastic it is. (John we know).

He is responsible for carrying out presentations to corporate and business customers and is a BlackBerry Elite.

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