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June 2018 security patch information published by Samsung

It’s a new month, and that means a new Android security patch that many of us will be looking forward to on our Samsung smartphone or tablet. Of course, the company isn’t going to give it to us as quickly as we would like, but we are going to be seeing the latest security update going out to various Samsung devices over the next couple of weeks. Samsung has already released the June 2018 security patch for one of its devices, and it has now published information on the latest patch on its dedicated security website.

June 2018 security patch details released

The June 2018 patch brings fixes for five critical vulnerabilities that were discovered in Android last month, in addition to various moderate and high-risk vulnerabilities. The list of vulnerabilities that affect only Samsung’s software is rather short this time around, with only 3 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items needing a fix, including one that can cause memory corruption. As usual, some vulnerabilities haven’t been disclosed on the official bulletin to make sure they aren’t taken advantage of before the latest security patch has been rolled out to all eligible devices.

Expect to see mid-range and low-end phones to receive the June 2018 patch before flagship phones. Samsung has recently picked up the slack in terms of security updates for its top-of-the-line devices, but it’s not usually until the end of the month that the flagships receive these updates.

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