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Samsung April 2023 Security Patch: Fixes for Smart Suggestions, Exynos flaws and more

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Following the Android security bulletin, Samsung has now detailed its April 2023 One UI patch, applicable on Galaxy devices. Along with Google patches, the company included additional SVE fixes related to Smart Suggestions, Phone, Exynos flaws, and more.

On March 30, Samsung started releasing the April 2023 security patch to Galaxy devices, starting the S23 series. Throughout the month, supported Galaxy devices will continue to receive the latest software update, which includes Android plus One UI patches together.

Smart Suggestions Flaw

SVE-2022-2907(CVE-2023-21479)

Improper authorization in Smart Suggestions before SMR Apr-2023 Release 1 in Android 13 and 4.1.01.0 in Android 12 allows remote attackers to register a schedule. The patch removes the BROWSABLE attribute and is applicable on devices running Android 13 and Smart Suggestions before 4.1.01.0 in Android 12.

Exynos Flaws

SVE-2022-3004 (CVE-2023-21473) and SVE-2022-3001 (CVE-2023-21472)

Improper input validation with Exynos Fastboot USB Interface before SMR Apr-2023 Release 1 allows a physical attacker to execute arbitrary code in the bootloader. The patch adds proper implementation for arbitrary input with a USB interface.

SVE-2022-2755 (CVE-2023-21467)

Error in 3GPP specification implementation in Exynos baseband before SMR Apr-2023 Release 1 allows incorrect handling of the unencrypted message. The patch adds proper authentication logic to the devices equipped with Exynos chipsets.

Apart from the above-mentioned SVE items, Samsung patched more vulnerabilities that may have affected your Galaxy device, check full documentation here. Moreover, the update includes patches that Google listed in April 2023 Android security bulletin.

April patch brings fixes to a number of common vulnerability exposures including but not limited to 5 Critical, 46 High, and 1 Moderate. Notably, Google found 4 more vulnerabilities, which are not applicable to Samsung Galaxy devices. Check below:

Critical

  • CVE-2022-33213, CVE-2022-33256, CVE-2023-21085, CVE-2023-21096

High

  • CVE-2021-33655, CVE-2023-20623, CVE-2022-33242, CVE-2022-33278, CVE-2022-25709, CVE-2022-25705, CVE-2022-25694, CVE-2022-33244, CVE-2022-33272, CVE-2022-33250, CVE-2022-33254, CVE-2022-40531, CVE-2022-25655, CVE-2022-40527, CVE-2022-40535, CVE-2022-40530
  • CVE-2022-22075, CVE-2022-40537, CVE-2022-40540, CVE-2022-47459, CVE-2022-47460, CVE-2022-47461, CVE-2022-47462, CVE-2023-21081, CVE-2023-21088, CVE-2023-21089, CVE-2023-21092, CVE-2023-21094, CVE-2023-21097, CVE-2023-21098, CVE-2023-21087
  • CVE-2023-21090, CVE-2022-20463, CVE-2023-20967, CVE-2023-21084, CVE-2023-21086, CVE-2023-21093, CVE-2023-21099, CVE-2023-21100, CVE-2022-20471, CVE-2023-20909, CVE-2023-20935, CVE-2023-21080, CVE-2023-21082, CVE-2023-21083, CVE-2023-21091

Moderate

  • CVE-2023-20950

Not applicable to Samsung devices

  • CVE-2023-20620, CVE-2023-20621, CVE-2022-40515, CVE-2022-33309

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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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New Samsung Deco Pic update rolling out for One UI devices

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Samsung Deco Pic New update

If you love taking photos and videos with your Samsung phone, you will be happy to know that the Deco Pic app has received a new update with version 5.0.00.17. The update improves some functions and fixes some issues, making the app more stable and enjoyable.

Deco Pic is a Samsung app that makes photos and videos fun with live stickers. You can apply various effects to your preview images, such as moving GIFs, unique masks, beautiful frames, and stylish stamps. You can also search for more stickers on the Galaxy store and download them for free.

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With the new update, the company aims to provide a smoother photography experience. The update is compatible with Samsung devices running Android 13 or Android 14.

The installation package size is 98.54MB and can be downloaded from the Galaxy Store. If you already have the app, you can update it to the latest version and enjoy the new features and improvements. Also, you can download the update through the third-party source link mentioned here.

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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.

Samsung Android 15 One UI 7 Galaxy Devices

Android 15 Easter Egg [Customized by James Lee Taylor, Sammy Fans]

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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