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Samsung details January 2018 security patch

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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PANKS A
PANKS A

Sam Mobile – I hope you are reading my comment. I’m writing this on behalf of million people….S7/S7 edge users specially in UAE not getting security patches since Oct 2017. I have a UAE model S7 edge and staying in India…It’s been 4 months and no updates…. Are you taking the responsibility against any vulnerabilities when the phones are not being updated with latest security updates. Why don’t you go back and check Sam Members app and see 10000+ complaints where in customers are shouting because of no updates. Is this how you treat customers who bought S7/S7edge. Such an… Read more »

Rachit Arora
Rachit Arora

Hi..my a9 pro is still on aug 2017 security oatch. Any luck if this would ever get updated?. If yes, by when and what would be latest security patch it would get updated with?

Ray Joseph Schettino
Ray Joseph Schettino

Anyone else having horrendous lag issues after this security patch on Note 4? I know it’s ancient, but it worked fine before this patch. Now it’s literally unusable………… WTF

tim54
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
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
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
drulad

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

agyawusu2012
agyawusu2012

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

Anthony17
Anthony17

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

OrbTech
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
gtone339

Next Android 8.0 thanks!

Linkyop
Linkyop

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

preime101
preime101

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

thomas419924
thomas419924

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

Coops86
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
Master.Of.Mischief

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

notemy
notemy

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

samsungfan99
samsungfan99

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