Samsung details January 2018 security patch

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Samsung has detailed the January 2018 security patch on its official blog today. This is the first Security Maintenance Release of the new year which will soon be rolling out for supported devices. Samsung has revealed on its blog what vulnerabilities have been fixed in Android and in its own software.

January 2018 security patch

The latest security maintenance release for Samsung devices brings fixes for five critical vulnerabilities discovered in the Android operating system as well as fixes for a plethora of low, moderate and high-risk vulnerabilities.

The most severe security vulnerability was discovered in the operating system’s Media framework which could enable a remote attacker to use a special file to execute malicious code in the context of a privileged process.

Samsung has also fixed 13 Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items in its own software. These fixes are also included in the January 2018 security patch. Samsung will soon start rolling out the January 2018 security patch to supported devices.

It remains to be seen which device will receive it first. Samsung appears to have been prioritizing mid-range smartphones over flagship models for Android security patches recently. It won’t be surprising if the January 2018 security patch roll out also kicks off with a mid-range handset.

Do make sure to check back as once the patch starts rolling out you’ll find all of the relevant details on SamMobile.

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tim54
9 days 10 hours ago
tim54

Yup.. I’m getting disillusioned with Samsung with all these vulnerabilities and my S8 and S7 sitting on August patch! Meanwhile, back in Ghana….

Bigsmoke79
11 days 23 hours ago
Bigsmoke79

As most here I find it a utter disgrace that the note 8 unbranded handset uk which cost over £800 is still on August Security patch! Funny thing is I traded in a iPhone towards the deal! should have known better! mark my words this is a customer lost! my note 8 is up on eBay from such a big company their software support is utter diabolical! Sorry but unlike some I like a device to be secure and when I am paying over £800 I expect alot better

JSH1973
12 days 2 hours ago
JSH1973

my non-branded dual sim is still on August security patch as well, my vodafone branded single sim had both November and December updates.
I wish that Samsung would have the decency to explain WHY
I mean, I paid 983 Euro on preorder for this device and am being completely ignored as a customer….

drulad
12 days 20 hours ago
drulad

And yet unlocked Note 8 users in uk are still on August security patch. Absolutely disgusting…

agyawusu2012
12 days 22 hours ago
agyawusu2012

I received the december security patch on my s7edge here in Ghana about an hour ago

Anthony17
13 days 1 hour ago
Anthony17

I received the December update on my Note 5 almost three weeks ago.

OrbTech
13 days 5 hours ago
OrbTech

My S7 edge have not get December security patch until now, and my A5 (2017) didn’t get selfie focus on December security patch!

gtone339
13 days 5 hours ago
gtone339

Next Android 8.0 thanks!

Linkyop
13 days 7 hours ago
Linkyop

Galaxy S8 XEO – November security
Galaxy S6 XEO – December security
Really?

preime101
13 days 2 hours ago
preime101

My Note 8 is still stuck with August security patch so consider yourself lucky

Coops86
13 days 1 hour ago
Coops86

Same. Nothing since the update in September. I’ve spoken to Twitter support who didn’t seem to be bothered. I was just told there was no news to share and all my questions regarding other regions and UK carriers receiving regular updates went unanswered.

Master.Of.Mischief
12 days 21 hours ago
Master.Of.Mischief

I doubt we’re gonna get bugger all until Oreo comes out.

thomas419924
13 days 2 hours ago
thomas419924

Yep me too no note 8 update for UK handsets direct from Samsung

notemy
13 days 7 hours ago
notemy

I just received the December security patch for my Note 8 SM-N950N

samsungfan99
13 days 8 hours ago
samsungfan99

Knowing Canada I’ll get that in like March lmao.

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