Firmware

Samsung details contents of April security patch

Samsung has taken to its official Security Blog to share the contents of this month’s maintenance update. As per the changelog, the upgrade addresses a total of 49 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) in the Android OS and an additional 16 patches for the firm’s Galaxy-branded smartphones, which include a fix for a weakness that allowed prying eyes to access crash log files.

As we’ve said time and time again (we’re starting to hate saying it as much as you hate hearing it), the majority of the patches are listed as “privately disclosed” — and that’s because Samsung can’t go into great detail as there are some bugs that may not have been discovered by hackers yet, and they may attempt to exploit them before the firmware is distributed.

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