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

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Google Pixel phones will get the third Beta update of Android 15 this month. The new OS remained limited to the Pixel devices till I/O 2024. Samsung will open its Android 15 Beta Program — One UI 7 — for Galaxy devices sometime in August 2024.

Following the I/O 2024 event, many Android vendors such as Xiaomi, OPPO, and OnePlus have commenced Public Beta for their flagships, which Samsung is not subjected to follow.

One UI 6.1 is the latest Galaxy skin based on Android 14. The Android 15-based One UI 7 will arrive on many Samsung devices later this year. While we are in the middle of 2024, we already know Galaxy devices are eligible for Android 15.

Samsung Android 15 One UI 7 Galaxy Devices

Android 15 Easter Egg

The 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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8 Popular Samsung smartphones getting June 2024 update [Verizon US]

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Verizon is rolling out a new update with a June 2024 security patch for Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5, Flip 5, Fold 4, Flip 4, Fold 3, Flip 3, Galaxy S20 FE, and Galaxy S23 FE smartphones in the US. The new update improves the system security and stability of these smartphones.

June 2024 security patch for Samsung devices is ready to fix 37 high-level CVEs for the Android operating system. In addition to the Google security fixes, Samsung is also including 22 SVE items in the update. These enhance the overall user experience.

It resolves several issues including those affecting the grid image display, battery statistics services, call verification, the Samsung Dialer app, and more.

Firmware Versions

  • Galaxy Z Fold 5 – F946USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Flip 5 – F731USQS3CXE9
  • Galaxy Z Flip 4 – F721USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Fold 4 – F936USQS5FXF1
  • Galaxy Z Flip 3 – F711USQS7IXF2
  • Galaxy Z Fold 3 – F926USQS6IXF2
  • Galaxy S20 FE – G781VSQSEHXE3
  • Galaxy S23 FE – S711USQS4CXE3

How to update:

Users of these devices can check and install the latest update by following a few easy steps mentioned below.

  • Open Settings
  • Scroll and tap Software update
  • Finally, hit the Download and install

If you have received the latest update, then follow the on-screen instructions to install the update on your smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20, Note 20 Ultra get June 2024 security update

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE grabbing June 2024 security update

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Samsung Galaxy S21 FE June 2024 update

Samsung is sending the June 2024 security update for the Galaxy S21 FE smartphone in the US. The update is available for both Exynos and Snapdragon variants of the Galaxy FE smartphone on the Verizon network carrier.

Users of the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE smartphone can identify the June 2024 security update through the One UI builds given below.

  • Exynos – G990USQSBGXF1
  • Snapdragon – G990U2SQS9GXF1

The fresh update addresses over 55 security issues and vulnerabilities. This update also promises enhanced system stability, ensuring that users experience no interruptions, crashes, or lags. It improves some functions to provide smoother performance.

Users are advised to install the update promptly to benefit from the improved security measures. To install the update, open the Settings app, select ‘Software Update’, and then ‘Download and install’.

Before you download, make sure to connect your device to a Wi-Fi network, or make sure it has a strong Verizon wireless network connection. In addition, ensure your battery is fully charged before starting the software update.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE June 2024 update

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