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Android shows at risk in portal, but application says OK

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Article ID: 175047

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Endpoint Protection Mobile

Issue/Introduction

Android devices show in the portal that they are at risk and Running OS with high severity vulnerabilities.

Endpoint Protection Mobile (SEP Mobile) application on the device reports that the OS is OK

Running OS with high severity vulnerabilities

Cause

The Android ecosystem is reliant on patch updates from Google, the device vendor, and the service provider. In some cases a device may be on a known vulnerable Android version, but the device vendor and/or service provider may not have made a patch available yet.

Environment

Android

Resolution

To avoid alarming end users the device does not provide an alert, but Symantec makes the administrator aware so that poor or slow patching practices can be taken into consideration for future phone fresh cycles.

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