Android May 12 security patch rolls out to Google Pixel, factory photos and OTAs live

The Android May 12 security patch rolls out to Pixel 3a, Pixel 4, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, Pixel 5, Pixel 5a, Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro today. This should be the last update for 2019 budget phones.

There are 14 security issues resolved in the Android May 12 patch dated 2022-05-01 and 23 for 2022-05-05. Vulnerabilities range from moderate to critical.

Dirty Pipe (CVE-2022-0847) is listed (below the newer patch level) in this month’s Android Security Bulletin. [Update: Google did not wait for Android 12 QPR3 to fix the problem on the Pixel 6. We’re checking the Linux kernel version once the update is installed.]

Meanwhile, Google warns of how “there are indications that CVE-2021-22600 may be under limited, targeted use.” The issue with the kernel component has been resolved at the 2022-05-05 security fix level.

May brings what should be Pixel 3a and 3a XL’s latest update. The devices are not already eligible for Android 13 Beta.

The dedicated bulletin for Google devices shows 11 security fixes:

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