Right on cue, the Samsung October 2017 security patch has been detailed today. The company normally details monthly patches in the first week. This security maintenance release will thus be released soon for major flagship models as part of Samsung’s monthly Security Maintenance Release process.
Samsung October 2017 Security Patch
The latest security patch from Samsung includes fixes for 215 vulnerabilities found in Google’s Android operating system. Google issued the fixes for these vulnerabilities with the October 2017 Android Security Bulletin. All of those fixes are included in Samsung’s latest release.
The Samsung October 2017 security patch also brings fixes for six vulnerabilities that Samsung found in its own software. Samsung has only detailed a couple of them. The rest have been privately disclosed so as to prevent abuse as it will take a few weeks before this update is rolled out to all compatible devices.
We can expect this update to be released for flagship handsets like the Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in the next week or so. Devices like the Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy A5 (2017) will get it later this month as well.
The Samsung October 2017 security patch will bump up most devices from the August patch. Even though Samsung detailed the September 2017 patch, it has been busy with rolling out the fix for Blueborne. It’s likely that the fixes in that patch will be bundled with this month’s release.