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Samsung October 2017 security patch detailed

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.

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dwcoke
dwcoke

can’t believe it’s nearly November and I am still on August security patch if this Bluetooth vulnerabilitie is so bad then samsung has left a lot of people vulnerable this is what apple have got right with there update policy everyone gets it that can get it depending on phone. samsung are terrible for getting updates to people on time and in a consistent manner they really need to give people better time frames of when and if they are going to get it.

woody365
woody365

This one has the bluebourne patch right? They need a sense of urgency about it. October is nearly over. Once they were trying their hardest to fix this vulnerability then with out a fox they’re releasing updates late again.

MrMariquena
MrMariquena

SM-j710MN?

micmor
micmor

no update for note 4 in Europe ‘DBT) ?

yashsonkiya
yashsonkiya

no update here for galaxy s8 in india

banditknight
banditknight

They were so busy with rolling out the blueborne patch that they haven’t released it yet in many regions. And it’s been like two months since the rollout started.

Elshan72
Elshan72

Hello. When will get nougay j510fn 2016?

Sini s7
Sini s7

I have s7 edge g935f and i’m still stuck on february 1st patch… Any ideas why???

blero
blero

Cuz u are dumb

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

You might have a carrier based firmware. I recently purchased a Galaxy S8 from my carrier Personal in Argentina, and flashed it to stock firmware the next day. This enables you to receive all of the latest updates (carries tend to heavily delay these updates) plus gets rid of all the bloatware.

Mohaned Ahmed
Mohaned Ahmed

Note 4

MrMariquena
MrMariquena

J7 2016?

Samsungkid20
Samsungkid20

Galaxy s8’s owner, still with August security patch. I’m not very sure we will receive october’s one this week…

crisd55
crisd55

Maybe in december… Or, more certainly, with Oreo update!

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

Relax, people. Everyone seems to have gotten ultra spoiled over monthly updates.

nkolsen
nkolsen

Well Samsung promises to give us monthly security patches…

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

Yes, so long they feel it necessary. I’m an S8 owner and I couldn’t care much about these minor updates unless the manufacturer suggests it. Honestly, I’m more interested in the 7.1 and 8.0 update 😀

Brian Morrison
Brian Morrison

The minor updates you don’t want include security patches to protect you against vulnerabilities that are immediately applicable to your device and could result in serious penetration of your digital data, bank account, passwords etc.

Still sure you don’t want them?

Google and OEMs don’t release this stuff for fun you know.

bgpuccia2987
bgpuccia2987

I understand, but Smasung devices aren’t Google’s Pixel or Nexus. Samsung carries Knox, which as is protects your device from any threats. If the manufacuterer feels that a security update is necessary for its devices, I doubt a monster like Samsung will turn a blind eye on its customers. As is, I’ve never come across any security issues nor have I ever heard or read of one on Samsung devices. This coming from someone who started off using Samsung with the Galaxy S3 and now S8.

Brian Morrison
Brian Morrison

Samsung is releasing these updates irrespective of Knox/Secure folder. Personally I don’t believe that having bugs and vulnerabilities in the underlying OS is in any way mitigated by security layered on top of it. You can find that it’s possible to do an end-run around all the protections if something with enough privilege is compromised. You’ll also have seen how a 10 year old WiFi standard has been shown to be vulnerable because the IEEE made it too difficult to get independent security researchers to look at their standard’s implementation and so they ended up with a broken state machine… Read more »

saadbinsaleem
saadbinsaleem

GALAXY NOTE 5?

mada222
mada222

S7 and s7 edge didn’t receive September smr and u r talking about octobar!

antonmassoud
antonmassoud

Not a single Samsung device got September patches for some reason..

Brian Morrison
Brian Morrison

That’s not the case, there are updates with September patches for the Galaxy S7 for XEU and some European countries. They arrived last week.

nkolsen
nkolsen

Yea 3-4 got the September patch just before start of October….it is just not good enough…

Brian Morrison
Brian Morrison

Agreed, if they have the patches they should be able to get the build farm to create all the needed versions so they are ready to go within a day or so of the announcement date.

sairus1988
sairus1988

Yep. Also in Poland we can not see any updates