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September 2022 SMR fixes these bugs on Samsung devices

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Samsung September 2022 Update

Samsung has now officially published the September 2022 security patch details for Galaxy devices, detailing which bugs, CVEs and SVEs are going to get fixes. The company is bringing a maintenance release for flagship Galaxy devices as part of the monthly Security Maintenance Release (SMR) process.

In addition to CVE fixes from Google, the September 2022 update includes various SVE items from Samsung as well. The company detailed which Android OS bugs (CVEs) and One UI bugs (SVEs) will be fixed with the latest security updates throughout the month.

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September SMR CVE Items

Samsung’s September 2022 security update for Galaxy devices comes with 21 high levels, and 3 moderate levels of CVEs. At the same time, there is no critical level of CVE mentioned on the list by the company, while, 2 CVEs are already fixed with previous updates and 4 aren’t applicable.

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Critical

  • None

High

  • CVE-2021-39815, CVE-2022-20122, CVE-2021-0947, CVE-2021-0946, CVE-2021-0698, CVE-2021-0887, CVE-2021-0891, CVE-2021-30259, CVE-2022-22062, CVE-2022-22070, CVE-2022-22067, CVE-2022-22822, CVE-2022-23852, CVE-2022-23990, CVE-2022-25314, CVE-2022-20218, CVE-2022-20392, CVE-2022-20393, CVE-2022-20395, CVE-2022-20398, CVE-2022-20396

Moderate

  • CVE-2022-20197, CVE-2020-0500, CVE-2020-0293

Already included in previous updates

  • CVE-2022-22080, CVE-2022-20239

Not applicable to Samsung devices

  • CVE-2022-22061, CVE-2022-22069, CVE-2022-22059, CVE-2022-25668

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September SMR SVE Items

Apart from CVE items from Google, the South Korean tech giant additionally included 29 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items to improve its customers’ confidence in the security of Galaxy phones and tablets. You can check the SVE list below.

SVE-2022-1254(CVE-2022-36847):

  • Use after free vulnerability in mtp_send_signal function of MTP driver

SVE-2022-1249(CVE-2022-36849):

  • Use after free vulnerability in sdp_mm_set_process_sensitive function of sdpmm driver

SVE-2022-1086(CVE-2022-36845), SVE-2022-1083(CVE-2022-36841), SVE-2022-1082(CVE-2022-36844), SVE-2022-1081(CVE-2022-36843), SVE-2022-1080(CVE-2022-36860), SVE-2022-1079(CVE-2022-36863), SVE-2022-1077(CVE-2022-36862), SVE-2022-1076(CVE-2022-36842), SVE-2022-1075(CVE-2022-36846), SVE-2022-1074(CVE-2022-36858)

  • A heap-based overflow vulnerability in libSDKRecognitionText.spensdk.samsung.so library

SVE-2022-1037(CVE-2022-36854):

  • Out of bound read in libapexjni.media.samsung.so

SVE-2022-0934(CVE-2022-36848):

  • Improper Authorization vulnerability in setDualDARPolicyCmd

SVE-2022-0899(CVE-2022-36852):

  • Improper Authorization vulnerability in Video Editor

SVE-2022-0853(CVE-2022-36861):

  • Custom permission misuse in SystemUI

SVE-2022-0815(CVE-2022-36853):

  • Intent redirection in Photo Editor

SVE-2022-0803(CVE-2022-36856):

  • Improper access control vulnerability in Telecom application

SVE-2022-0706(CVE-2022-36857):

  • Improper Authorization vulnerability in Photo Editor

SVE-2022-0702(CVE-2022-36850):

  • Path traversal vulnerability in CallBGProvider

SVE-2022-0619(CVE-2022-36855):

  • Use After Free vulnerability in iva_ctl driver

Samsung mentioned that some SVE items included in the Samsung Android Security Update cannot be disclosed at this time.

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Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 grabs February 2023 update with minor improvements

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Samsung Buds 2 February 2023 update

Samsung has started rolling out a February 2023 update for the Galaxy Buds 2 earbuds. This update slightly enhances the device’s performance and brings security improvements in order to maintain the user experience.

In addition to this, the official changelog for the update also mentions optimizations of system stability. This improvement makes sure that you get a seamless performance of your earbuds without any interruptions.

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Other than these, the February 2023 update for Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 does not bring any other changes or new features. Thus, the corresponding device customers will only have to satisfy with the security and stability enhancements.

Samsung Buds 2 February 2023 update

On the other hand, the Galaxy Buds 2 Pro recently got a couple of new and useful features that further enhance the wearable’s usability. It installed a 360 Audio recording feature that lets customers record immersive sound to the video content through the Samsung smartphone camera.

The Buds 2 also gets new Connected device diagnostics options to let users check the proper performance of their earbuds’ tough sensor, charging function, and others. However, at present we know if the features are coming to Galaxy Buds 2 earbuds or not.

In any case, the latest Galaxy Buds 2 update comes with firmware version R177XXU0AWA3. You can now download it through the Galaxy Wearable app on your connected smartphone. In the Galaxy Wearable app, search for Earbuds software update and click on the Download and install option.

It is noteworthy that you will not be able to use your Galaxy Buds 2 while downloading and installing the update. So keep patience and let the system complete the installation procedure.

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[U: Europe] Samsung releases January 2023 security update for Galaxy Note 10 Lite

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Samsung Note 10 Lite January 2023 update

January 2023 Android security patch update is rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite smartphones in Europe. The Late update resolves multiple privacy and security-related issues and vulnerabilities to maintain the user experience.

  • Software version – N770FXXU8HWA2

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January 26 – Brazil …

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite is getting the latest January 2023 Android security patch update. This update is rolling out in South America, with customers living in Brazil getting the opportunity to first install it.

While it is just a minor software update that brings minor security and stability to the device’s system, a big One UI 5.1 update could be coming soon. Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite has recently grabbed the major Android 13-based One UI 5.0 software update.

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Now the One UI 5.1 software is coming soon and it is expected that this phone user will also get a chance to get access to it. However, a recent Samsung statement hints that Galaxy Note 10 Lite may not get One UI 5.1. Read mode

Samsung Note 10 Lite January 2023 update

January 2023 update:

Samsung fixes a lot of issues and vulnerabilities with the fresh January 2023 security patch that was harming the Galaxy phone’s security and its users’ privacy.

These include around six dozen errors, such as 52 CVEs as a part of Google’s Android security bulletin and 20 Galaxy-specific exposures that are affecting One UI apps and services.

Software version:

January 2023 security update for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite bears the One UI build version N770FXXS8HWA5. Interested customers can now check for the manually through the Settings and Software update section, in case they haven’t got the notification yet.

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[U: Europe] Your Samsung Galaxy S21 FE is ready to install January 2023 security update

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Samsung S21 FE January 2023 update

Samsung is releasing the Galaxy S21 FE January 2023 Android security patch update in Europe, which users living in Germany are getting it first. It improves the security of your phone by addressing over 70 vulnerabilities harming your data and files.

Additionally, it upgrades a bunch of One UI apps including Samsung Notes, Samsung Members, Smart Switch, and more. The updated software update version is G990B2XXU1DWA4.

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January 13 – Brazil …

The Galaxy S21 FE 5G has now joined the growing list of Samsung devices getting the January 2023 Android security patch update. Originally, this software is available for Galaxy S21 FE customers living in Brazil, however, other region users can expect the release soon.

For your information, the latest update does not come with any significant changes and improvements, at least according to the changelog. But a big One UI 5.1 update is likely to soon reach Galaxy S21 FE users, probably in late February.

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As for now, the corresponding device owners will have to satisfy with the minor improvements regarding the system security and stability. Also, you might notice fixes for issues and errors that you have on your current software version.

Samsung S21 FE January 2023 update

Other than these improvements, Samsung January 2023 patch is protecting Galaxy devices from issues and exposures affecting their security and privacy. As per the official support page, these fixes include 52 high-level of CVEs from Google and 20 SVEs from One UI.

Moreover, Samsung is serving the January 2023 security update for Galaxy S21 FE customers with One UI build version G990EXXS3DWA2. You can now navigate to System Settings >> Software update >> Download and install to check and install the fresh software update.

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