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Samsung August 2021 Security Patch Details – New Fixes [CVEs/SVEs]

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Samsung Galaxy Security Update

Samsung has recently released its updated security bulletin, which details the exact changes that come with the August 2021 security patch for Galaxy devices. The company’s latest security update brings fixes for dozens of vulnerabilities and exploits for enhanced system stability.

According to the South Korean tech giant, the August 2021 security patch update includes fixes for 38 CVEs in which 3 are critical, 23 are high, 9 are moderate, 1 already included in previous updates, and 3 do not apply to Samsung devices.

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In addition to the above-mentioned fixes for Android OS from Google, Samsung also added fixes for 8 SVEs specifically for Galaxy devices. You can see the latest August 2021 security patch CVEs fixes below, followed by SVEs fixes.

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Critical

CVE-2021-0592, CVE-2021-1965

High

CVE-2021-1931, CVE-2021-1940, CVE-2021-1953, CVE-2021-1943, CVE-2021-1964, CVE-2021-1907, CVE-2021-1955, CVE-2021-1945, CVE-2021-1970, CVE-2021-1954, CVE-2020-0368, CVE-2021-0514, CVE-2021-0515, CVE-2021-0603, CVE-2021-0640, CVE-2021-0645, CVE-2021-0646, CVE-2021-0519, CVE-2021-0591, CVE-2021-0593, CVE-2021-0584, CVE-2021-0641, CVE-2021-0642

Moderate

CVE-2021-0555, CVE-2020-1971, CVE-2021-0567, CVE-2021-0570, CVE-2021-0572, CVE-2021-0557, CVE-2021-0558, CVE-2021-0559, CVE-2021-0561

Already included in previous updates

CVE-2021-1938

Not applicable to Samsung devices

CVE-2020-11307, CVE-2021-0577, CVE-2021-0550

As said already, Samsung offers 8 SVE items described below in order to increase Galaxy device owners’ confidence on security of Samsung mobile phones. Samsung security index (SSI), found in “Security software version”, SMR August-2021 Release 1 includes all patches from Samsung and Google

SVE-2021-20831 (CVE-2021-25443): UAF in conn_gadget driver

Severity: Low
Affected versions: O(8.1), P(9.0), Q(10.0), R(11.0)
Reported on: February 26, 2021
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed.
A use after free vulnerability in conn_gadget driver prior to SMR AUG-2021 Release 1 allows malicious action by an attacker.
The patch adds proper check logic to prevent use after free.

SVE-2021-21948 (CVE-2021-25444): IV reuse in Keymaster TA

Severity: High
Affected versions: O(8.1), P(9.0), Q(10.0)
Reported on: May 25, 2021
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed.
An IV reuse vulnerability in keymaster prior to SMR AUG-2021 Release 1 allows decryption of custom keyblob with privileged process.
The patch prevents reusing IV by blocking addition of custom IV.

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.

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Samsung One UI 7 Update: Which Galaxy devices will get Android 15?

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Samsung Android 15 One UI 7 Galaxy Devices

Google’s Pixel phones are now eligible to install Android 15 Developer Preview. The new Android 15 will remain limited to the Pixel lineup until I/O, however, Samsung will open its Beta Program — One UI 7 — for Galaxy devices later this year.

One UI 6.1 is the latest Samsung skin based on the Android 14. The next Galaxy skin will be One UI 7, powered by Android 15 which will debut on many Samsung devices later this year. While it’s just the beginning of 2024, we already know Galaxy devices eligible for Android 15.

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Google confirmed that Android 15 DP2 will be released in March, with Public Beta likely to start in April 2024. Around I/O 2024, Android vendors like Xiaomi, OPPO, and OnePlus will also initial Public Beta for their flagships, which Samsung is unlikely to follow.

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Galaxy S24 series will surely be the first to get One UI 7 Beta sometime in August this year. The South Korean tech giant will then expand its Beta activity for some older lineups including but not limited to the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy Z Flip 5, and Galaxy Z Fold 5.

Check the device list below:

Galaxy S Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy S21
  • Galaxy S21+
  • Galaxy S21 Ultra
  • Galaxy S21 FE
  • Galaxy S22
  • Galaxy S22+
  • Galaxy S22 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23
  • Galaxy S23+
  • Galaxy S23 Ultra
  • Galaxy S23 FE
  • Galaxy S24
  • Galaxy S24+
  • Galaxy S24 Ultra

Galaxy Z Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy Z Flip 3
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4
  • Galaxy Z Fold 5

Galaxy Tab Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy Tab A9 / A9+
  • Galaxy Tab Active 4 Pro
  • Galaxy Tab S8 / S8+ / Tab S8 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9 / S9+ / S9 Ultra
  • Galaxy Tab S9 FE / S9 FE+

Galaxy A/M/F Android 15 Update List

  • Galaxy A05s / A15 / A25
  • Galaxy A14 / A24 / A34 / A54
  • Galaxy A33 / A53 / A73
  • Galaxy M14 / F14
  • Galaxy M34 / M54 / F54

In case you don’t find your Galaxy device in the list mentioned above, don’t panic. As the year progresses, we will update the list according to the eligibility of devices. Do note that the list is compiled on previous rollouts, software guarantees, and experience.

The official list will only come when the stable One UI 7 rollout will begin around October 2024.

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Samsung blessed Galaxy Note 10 Lite with February 2024 security update 

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Samsung Note 10 January 2024 update

Samsung has seeded its various devices with the enhancements and fixes of the current month’s security patch, however, now is the time for Galaxy Note 10 Lite to acquire the February 2024 update. Notably, the patch is currently live in Europe and will expand to other region users soon.

Going toward the details, the owners of Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite will be able to determine the February 2024 update through the One UI build version N770FXXS9HXA3 and are recommended to maintain sufficient storage.

This latest security patch will improve the core mechanism of your Galaxy device and offer better protection against malicious threats, viruses, and other safety-related assaults. It will also enhance security and stability grades, resulting in a boosted and more secure interpretation of the system.

Moving on, the security maintenance release of February 2024, mentions fixes for over 80 vulnerability exposures including 79 CVE items and others related to Samsung’s devices and applications. Hence, it’s like a booster dose that will make the functioning of your Galaxy device more appropriate.

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Therefore, if you reside in Europe and operating Galaxy Note 10 Lite, then check for the latest patch manually and install it immediately. To do so, visit Settings of your Galaxy device and tap on the Software Update menu. Now, press the Download & Install key and follow the onscreen instructions.

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[U: India] 1st Samsung Galaxy S24 update with Camera and Display enhancements expands to Europe

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Samsung Galaxy S24 Update Europe

Samsung is expanding the first software update of the Samsung Galaxy S24 series in India. Identified via version S92xBXXU1AXBA, the update comes with a camera and display improvements as well as installs the February 2024 security patch. Users will have to download around 670MB package to install the update.

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Samsung Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Ultra users are getting the first software update with the February 2024 security patch in Europe. The update is already live in Korea and the US.

The fresh update improves the security and stability of the smartphone to provide a better performance. It installs the latest Android patch, fixing over 75 flaws to make your device more secure, stable, and reliable.

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Also, the update brings notable camera and display improvements to enhance the usability experience. It adds a ‘display vividness’ feature for better screen color intensity customization.

Furthermore, it also comes with the latest camera stabilization code for image quality and clarity. The update includes the latest Google security patches to address various vulnerabilities and bugs within the Android system.

Samsung Galaxy S24, Galaxy S24 Plus, and Galaxy S24 Ultra are receiving a February 2024 update in Europe with a One UI build version S92xBXXU1AXB5. It weighs around 700MB package.

To check the update, you just need to navigate to the device’s Settings, then a Software update, and Download and install. If you have received the update, install it now to get enhanced features and next-level experience.

Samsung Galaxy S24 Update Europe

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