Search engine giant Google released the monthly security update to all its Nexus series devices April 4. The company has revealed that the new firmware fixes 29 bugs and among them, eight and 12 vulnerabilities were rated as "Critical" and "High" in terms of severity, respectively.
The other eight remaining bugs fall under "Moderate" rating, the company said in its Nexus Security Bulletinâ€”April 2016. Google's Android team revealed that the bugs can enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods, such as email, web browsing, MMS and steal sensitive data.
Though there are no official reports of users getting affected by the bugs, readers are advised to keep an eye for update notification on their smartphones and install them immediately, to be on the safer side.
How to check for OTA (Over-The-Air) updates on Android smartphones:
Go to Settings >> About phone >> System updates
The company has notified the OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturers) partners about the aforementioned exploits and they are expected to release similar software patches to non-Nexus series phones.
BlackBerry has already commenced roll-out of April security update to the flagship Priv. Samsung, HTC, Sony, Motorola and other Android smartphone makers are expected to follow suit soon.