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Google’s April 2021 security update bulletin has arrived!

Just like every month, Google has finally released this month’s Android security update bulletin, which includes all the common vulnerabilities exposures that will be fixed after installing the April 2021 security patch on your Android-based smartphone.

However, Google published two different patch details that are called/dated – 2021-04-01 security patch and 2021-04-05. The former brings fixes for the 9 framework CVEs, 3 media framework CVEs, 6 system CVEs, and 3 CVEs that are related to the Google Play system updates while the latter includes several fixes for exploits related to specific hardware installations.

Though, Google’s April 2021 security update applies to every smartphone that runs Android OS while Samsung has also released its own developed One UI security patch, which includes Android Android OS-related security issues released by Google, as well as, patches for Samsung-specific security issues. Read More

Other than this, the Korean tech giant has also released the revised list of Galaxy phones and tablets that are eligible to get new security updates on a monthly and quarterly basis. You can also check the revised list of compatible devices HERE.

2021-04-01 security patch level vulnerability details

Framework:

  • CVE-2021-0400, CVE-2021-0426, CVE-2021-0427, CVE-2021-0432, CVE-2021-0438, CVE-2021-0439, CVE-2021-0442, CVE-2021-0443, CVE-2021-0444

Media Framework:

  • CVE-2021-0437, CVE-2021-0436, CVE-2021-0471

System:

  • CVE-2021-0430, CVE-2021-0429, CVE-2021-0433, CVE-2021-0446, CVE-2021-0431, CVE-2021-0435

Google Play system updates:

  • CVE-2021-0426, CVE-2021-0427, CVE-2021-0432

2021-04-05 security patch level vulnerability details

System:

  • CVE-2021-0445, CVE-2021-0428

Kernel components:

  • CVE-2020-15436, CVE-2020-25705

MediaTek component:

  • CVE-2021-0468

Qualcomm component:

  • CVE-2020-11234

Qualcomm closed-source components:

  • CVE-2020-11210, CVE-2020-11191, CVE-2020-11236, CVE-2020-11237, CVE-2020-11242, CVE-2020-11243, CVE-2020-11245, CVE-2020-11246, CVE-2020-11247, CVE-2020-11251, CVE-2020-11252, CVE-2020-11255

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