Samsung recently released its March 2023 security update details, which mention fixes for a lot of CVE and SVE items. In the meantime, the company also reveals an important vulnerability fix for Samsung Galaxy S21 Exynos models with the March 2023 patch.
The SVE that reads “SVE-2022-0604(CVE-2023-21459)” fixes the use after free vulnerability in the decon driver. This issue was allowing attackers to cause memory access faults, meanwhile, the March 2023 patch adds proper check logic to prevent use after free.
The security patch details further say that this moderate level of SVE was reported on February 1, 2023. It was affecting the Galaxy devices driving Android 11, Android 12, and Android 13 operating systems with the Exynos 2100 chipset.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 series phones, including the S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, and S21 FE, use Exynos 2100 chipset in select regions, which means the March 2023 patch has fixed this major vulnerability for all these devices.
‘Improper authorization in Exynos baseband’ is also resolved:
Aside from the decon driver exposure, Samsung has also fixed the improper authorization in the Exynos baseband vulnerability – SVE-2022-2678(CVE-2023-21455).
As per the information, this issue was affecting Samsung Exynos models. It was allowing incorrect handling of the unencrypted message as was reported in November last year.
It is worth noting that Samsung is yet to release the March 2023 Android security patch update for Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra, or S21 FE customers. In fact, it hasn’t started delivering the March patch update yet.
Usually, the Korean company does not delay the release of security patches, but since it is currently rolling out the One UI 5.1 update, we are seeing a delay. However, the release is not far away, Galaxy customers are likely to get the March 2023 security patch very soon.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A9 Plus with Snapdragon chip spotted on Google Play Console
Google Play Console listing doesn’t reveal much about its specs, while its existence is almost confirmed. The Galaxy Tab A9 Plus will feature a 1200 x 1920 pixels resolution display, while the size remains unknown at the moment.
Past reports revealed that this tablet will be equipped with Snapdragon 695 processor, coupled with 4GB RAM. However, the Tab A9 is said to sport MediaTek’s Helio G99 chipset and a 1340 x 800 pixels resolution display.
Samsung enhances Smart View feature through new update
Now, the company is enhancing the Samsung Smart View feature through a new update. It fixes some issues that users spotted in previous versions to improve the performance and stability of the app.
The installtion package size of this update is 5.73MB, available on the Galaxy Store. If you use the Smart View function of a Samsung smartphone, then you should install the latest update of it.
You can get the Samsung Smart View 126.96.36.199 update through Galaxy Store >> Menu option >> Updates. Also, you can download it through the link mentioned here.
Don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones
It’s not possible for any smartphone maker to provide users with never-ending software support. With Android 13, various Galaxy devices ended major upgrade support, and the same case will happen with One UI 6 for some popular Samsung smartphones.
Preparation to deliver 2023’s Android version is already underway by Google. While Pixel users have started experiencing the Android 14 OS through the Beta Program, Samsung didn’t see that side. However, the company is running the One UI Beta Program, which started on August 10.
This year, popular Samsung flagships such as Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series won’t receive the One UI 6. Both lineups have finished their striking era of continuous software upgrades, still, an additional year of security patches is remaining.
Samsung has always remained the king of after-sales services to Galaxy consumers. Presently, the company provides up to four years of major OS upgrades, which will be extended further for the time being. It has also raised the bar of security updates to five years, letting consumers keep their phones longer.
Citing sadly, but don’t wait for One UI 6 on these Samsung smartphones:
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20 Plus
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S20 FE LTE/5G
- Galaxy Z Flip – LTE/5G
- Galaxy Note20
- Galaxy Note20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold2 5G
Sizzling era ends at 5.1
Samsung delivered the One UI 5.1 upgrade to all flagship smartphones upgraded to the Android 13-based One UI 5.0. The new version means more new features, and there’s no exception with the One UI 5.1 software system.
Customization is at its peak level on the One UI 5.1 and the upgraded capabilities of Good Lock (and family) make you wow! Screenshots no longer collide with photos captured by the camera and creating a cutout of the object is as simple as copying a text!