Google Has Rolled Out a Security Patch For Android - Fixes Use-After-Free Zero-day

A new security update for Android is out - Google has fixed 39 flaws, including a use-after-free zero-day vulnerability that can be exploited for local privilege escalation.

Use-after free vulnerabilities allow attackers to gain control over the system by referencing the memory that has already been freed, leading to write-to-where condition that results in the execution of arbitrary code.

According to Google's November security advisory, the zero-day may be under limited targeted exploitation.

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