Connect with us

Updates

Samsung details the September 2020 security patch, fixes critical issues

Published

on

Samsung has already rolled out the September 2020 security patch to some of its smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 20 series. The company has now revealed the details of the September 2020 security patch.

Along with Google security patches, Samsung provides 15 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items, in order to improve customer’s confidence in the security of Samsung Mobile devices.

READ MORE – One UI 3.0: list of eligible Samsung devices that will get the Android 11

In the September 2020 security patch, the company fixed 9 critical vulnerabilities in the Android OS, along with several high and moderate-risk vulnerabilities.

JOIN OUR SAMSUNG CHANNEL ON TELEGRAM

ISSUES FIXED IN THE JULY 2020 SECURITY PATCH:

In September 2020 security patch, the company fixed a vulnerability in Cameralyzer allows unauthorized applications to write arbitrary files in the SD card area. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 9 devices running Android 10 were affected by this security issue. The latest patch prevents unauthorized access to Cameralyzer functions. It was first reported on February 11, 2020, which seems to be a high-security issue. Samsung took 7 months to fix this issue.

For the Galaxy S20 and S20+, this September 2020 security patch adds the proper input validation to prevent heap buffer over-read. The issue was first reported on April 2, 2020, and rated as the warning level of this issue is low. Only applicable to the device with S.LSI SMP1500T11 chipset.

In addition, the latest patch fixes a possible arbitrary memory overwrite vulnerability in the Quram image codec library that allows arbitrary code execution. The patches add the proper validation of the buffer length. This is applicable for all the Galaxy devices running Android 8 or higher. It was reported on June 17, 2020.

The patch also brings fixes for the Exynos devices running Android 8 or higher for a possible buffer overflow vulnerability in baseband that allows arbitrary code execution. The patch adds the proper validation of the buffer length. The issue was first reported on June 19, 2020.

Finally, the last fix is included for the Exynos and MediaTek devices running Android 10 OS. The patch now allows the execution of debugging command only when users enable the option in Developer options. There was a vulnerability that allowed executing LTE/5G commands via the USB connection without user authentication. It was first reported on March 6, 2020.

SAMSUNG GALAXY DEVICES THAT HAVE RECEIVED THE SEPTEMBER 2020 SECURITY PATCH:

  • Galaxy Note 20
  • Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
  • Galaxy S20
  • Galaxy S20+
  • Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Galaxy A50
  • Galaxy S10e
  • Galaxy S10
  • Galaxy S10+
  • Galaxy Note 10
  • Galaxy Note 10+
  • Galaxy S9
  • Galaxy S9+
  • Galaxy Note 9
  • Galaxy A51
  • Galaxy A21s
  • Galaxy A70

 

Related Article –

https://www.sammyfans.com/samsung-includes-note20-fold2-and-tab-s7-in-security-updates-bulletin/

James is the lead content creator on Sammy Fans and mostly works on Samsung's firmware section. His first phone was the Galaxy S4 and continues to get new S series devices. Most of the time, James tries to learn about new technologies and gadgets but he also sneaks a bit of free time to nearby rivers and nature.

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, Fold 5 get July 2024 update in the US

Published

on

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold Flip 5 July 2024 update

Samsung has released a new update with the July 2024 update for Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 smartphones. The update is available for unlocked models on the T-Mobile network in the US and the company will soon make it available in more countries.

July 2024 security update for Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5 smartphones can verified through One UI build version F731U1UES4CXG2 and F946U1UES4CXG2 respectively. The installation package size of this update is around 430MB.

Users of these foldable devices can check the update through Settings >> tap on Software Updates >> click on Download and Install. If you have received the fresh update download it now to enjoy enhanced features. Ahead of that, check what’s new Samsung brings with the July 2024 security patch.

According to the official details, the July 2024 security patch fixes around 55 privacy and security-related issues and exploits, which include 4 Critical and 21 High levels of CVEs in addition to 2 not applicable on One UI.

Other than these, the firmware only brings improvements to system security and stability, which further helps in enhancing the device’s performance. You might also notice improvements for common issues such as app crashing, system lagging, etc.

The update is rolling out gradually so it may take some hours or days to reach all models. Available in the US, the company will soon expand the update to more countries.

Aside from this, Samsung recently launched Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Galaxy Z Flip 6 smartphones with the next level of functionalities, impressive design, IP48 rating, and more.

Samsung July 2024 Security Patch Details Released: Here’s What’s New

Continue Reading

Samsung

US Galaxy S22 models receive July 2024 security update

Published

on

Samsung Galaxy S22 July 2024 update US

Samsung is rolling out the July 2024 security update to the Galaxy S22 series in the US. This fresh update is available for carrier-locked models and may soon be released for unlocked variants of the smartphones as well. However, it is already out for Galaxy S22 models in Europe.

The company is dispatching the new software update with system security improvements to keep your files and data safe on your phone. It also optimizes system stability to offer your device uninterrupted and seamless functionality.

This ensures that you do not face any crashing, freezing, or lagging issues while using the phone. Meanwhile, the company has fixed over 55 related issues and vulnerabilities to enhance security.

Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus, and Galaxy S22 Ultra smartphones are getting the July 2024 security update with One UI build versions S901USQS6EXF8, S906USQS6EXF8, and S908USQS6EXF8 respectively, in the US.

You can check for the July 2024 patch and to do so, you need to follow some simple steps that are mentioned below:

  • Open Settings
  • Tap the Software Update menu
  • Hit Download and install.

Continue Reading

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy S23 FE grabs July 2024 security update

Published

on

Samsung Galaxy S23 FE July 2024 update

Samsung is rolling out the latest July 2024 security update across its different range of Galaxy devices to enhance device security and user experience. The update is already available for the Galaxy A55, Galaxy A53, Galaxy A04e, Galaxy S22, and Galaxy S24 series. The company has added a new device to the July 2024 security update list – the Galaxy S23 FE.

Users of Samsung Galaxy S23 FE smartphone can identify the July 2024 security update with One UI build version S711BXXS4CXF8 and download a file size of approximately 262MB. It is available in India.

The update enhances security and security by fixing over 55 issues. It includes fixes from Google for critical vulnerabilities in Android, ensuring that Galaxy devices are more secure against potential threats.

Samsung has also addressed a bunch of vulnerabilities mainly related to One UI Home, System UI, and Secure Folder, further improving device security. Beyond security, the update brings improvements in system stability, fixes bugs, and introduces enhanced features for better usability.

To install the update, users can simply go to the Settings app, select Software Update, and choose ‘Download and Install’. This ensures that Galaxy owners can get an advantage from the latest improvements and security patches.

Recently, Samsung unveiled its latest lineup of products during the Galaxy 2024 Unpacked event held on July 10, 2024. This includes exciting new devices like the Galaxy Z Flip 6, Galaxy Z Fold 6, Watch 7, Watch 7 Classic, Buds 3, Buds 3 Pro, new Ring, and Watch Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S23 FE July 2024 update

Continue Reading