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March 2019 security patch details confirmed by Samsung

Samsung has now confirmed the details of the March 2019 security patch. The latest security maintenance release should start making its way to compatible devices in the coming days. As expected, it brings bug fixes from both Google and Samsung.

We have seen in recent months that one or two devices actually get the new patch even before it’s detailed by Samsung. That happened last week when we reported on firmware being available for the Galaxy M20 with the March 2019 patch.

March 2019 security patch brings bug fixes

The security maintenance release for March 2019 includes patches for eight critical vulnerabilities found in the Android OS. That’s in addition to the dozens of high-risk and a single moderate-risk vulnerability patched with this release. The most severe Android OS vulnerability fixed could enable a remote attacker to use a special file to run arbitrary code in the context of a privileged process.

However, Google received no reports of active customer exploitation or abuse of the reported issues which have now been patched. Also included in this release are patches for 11 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items. Samsung’s vulnerabilities include one which leaked Private Mode thumbnail contents in Gallery and allowed exposure of Secure Folder preview in recent apps.

Samsung will now get down to the business of rolling out this security patch to compatible devices. We should expect that to happen over the next couple of weeks. Its flagship handsets will most likely be the first to receive the March 2019 security patch.

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Geilson Ferreira
Geilson Ferreira

release this patch for the Brazilian J5 Prime. many variants have received this update since the end of March, but until today none of this for Brazil, which has more buyers of this phone

insaner
insaner

I’ve just received another update with Security Patch for February on my S9+, OTA, 90MB named: G965FXXU2CSB9. First one with February 2019 Patch was G965FXXU2CSB3. It was something like 364MB. XEO, Poland.

tthomastn
tthomastn

Still waiting for android pie on my s8+ in australia

spiritwolf
spiritwolf

Still not recieved febuarys security update for galaxy s9 unlocked version. You really need to sort out the roll out of security updates coz this [email protected]#t has been going on far too long and clearly samsung have learned SFA! I’m not even going to bother with the S10 when I upgrade, infact I might ditch samsung altogether and get a mate pro20 instead.

kaku85
kaku85

So, April or later my s9+ will get this

Reloys
Reloys

Haven’t received the February one on my S9.

The staged slow country-wise rollouts of security updates by Samsung are dumb. This is a security update and should be released to all countries at once.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

still waiting for the galaxy s8 andriod pie update in uk. Has anyone else received this yet?

NicuPit
NicuPit

I’ve not received anything, yet!!

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Maybe there are 2 explanation

1. They want to release it after the S10 so that customer will see that the S10 UI is fresh and new. As the target upgrade group will be s7 & s8

Or

2. They are holding off and fixing the battery drain issue

Anonymous
Anonymous

My wife has the UK unlocked S8 and OTA isn’t showing but it is showing on smart switch on the pc so I’ll update it later

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Thx I will try later too

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Updating my s8 now using smart switch

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Wow the one you does look nice…

Good point over! The s8 is laggu now with the new update and things feels slow 😱

The quick notification is now not very responsive

Anonymous
Anonymous

It’ll settle over the next few days. My Note9 was laggy to begin with too. I never did a factory reset because I have a work app I can’t reset. Just did a cache wipe. Also I’ve got auto optimisation set in device care. Have fun playing. Glad you’ve joined the one UI gang 👍

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Hope you are right! Will enjoy one ui on the s8 for the next few.days!!🤔

gentux
gentux

Can confirm my S8 felt slow as well at first but now it’s not slower than Oreo.

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Hope you are right! Will enjoy one ui on the s8 for the next few.days!!🤔

locarno
locarno

“Samsung’s vulnerabilities include one which leaked Private Mode thumbnail contents in Gallery and allowed exposure of Secure Folder preview in recent apps.”

Please show me on video this vulnerabilities.