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Samsung details March 2018 security patch

As Samsung continues to roll out the February 2018 security patch to more devices, the company has now detailed the latest security maintenance release for the month of March 2018. While it has only been about a week or so since the company ramped up the release of last month’s patch, device owners can now start looking forward to receiving the latest patch for March 2018.

March 2018 security patch

Samsung today detailed the March 2018 security patch which brings all of the fixes that are part and parcel of Google’s Android Security Bulletin – March 2018 package.

It brings fixes for nine critical vulnerabilities that were discovered in the Android operating system as well as scores of high-risk and moderate-risk vulnerabilities. No low-risk vulnerabilities were discovered which is why the patch doesn’t bring any fixes for them.

The most severe vulnerability that was patched by Google in this latest release could enable a remote attacker to use a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code in the context of a privileged process on the device.

Also included in Samsung’s latest security maintenance release are fixes for five Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) that were discovered in the company’s own software. The security patch that Samsung will start rolling out in the near future which include fixes from both Samsung and Google.

Samsung has developed something of a habit recently to start the rollout of new security maintenance releases by rolling them out first to mid-range devices. That’s what it did last month as well so there’s sufficient reason to believe that the March 2018 security patch will first be released to mid-range devices.

Expect Samsung to start rolling out the March 2018 security patch in the coming days. It’s still in the process of sending out the February 2018 patch. It did so at a leisurely pace last month as it had its hands full with the Galaxy S8 Oreo update so it’s likely that some devices that didn’t receive last month’s patch will skip straight to the March 2018 patch.

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MrMariquena
MrMariquena

November 2017 sm-a520f ARGENTINA (CLARO ARGENTINA)😡😡😡😠😠😠

MrMariquena
MrMariquena

Parche de seguridad de noviembre en sm-a520f en Argentina (claro Argentina),cuando el de marzo?

Markeeec
Markeeec

I get few day’s ago for A5 2017 security updates in Croatia

C F
C F

Got januarys patch early febuary now I assume im getting februarys now from lst nights notifacation for my note 5 W8

christiands97
christiands97

My S6 edge INTL variant got the latest security update. Too bad won’t be getting the Oreo T_T

Moriski29
Moriski29

They said the S6 varients might get Oreo

JReynaldo2m
JReynaldo2m

Still Dec 2017
A720F

dhruvdave
dhruvdave

Still stuck on November patch A7 2017 India

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

The Android P developer preview is out for Pixel/Nexus devices and Samsung is still unable to roll out Oreo on any device minus S8 on very few select markets. It’s like being on the olympics, everybody else has finished the race and they get ready for the next stage of the race and Samsung is still on the starting point. My god are they literaly retarded… If this is not a reason to boycoot their products I don’t know what is. It’s an understatement to say that it’s unacceptable.

Dertolle
Dertolle

I totally agree with you. Some would say “what are you complaining about? Android 7.0 works just fine” but I believe we should complaint.
It’s not just about Oreo, Linux on dex is under development for several months, portrait mode in camera is still under development,… Samsung just makes fabulous devices and promises to support them and then simply forgot. They do not care, they should cut-off their prices excluding money that goes for supporting and say: Samsung! We update software and hardware only together!

SMGE79
SMGE79

So Samsung has enough money to turn burn Khalifa into a large display to advertise the galaxy S9, but they can’t afford to update their devices on time🤣🤣.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

I’m getting Oreo on Friday!!!! – Not on my Galaxy S8+ though – my S9+ will be arriving then, and its very disappointing that the S9s are being released before even the S8s have Oreo. very disappointing.

Dertolle
Dertolle

Why would you buy that? Isn’t it exactly what they want you to do?!

adrifoxbg
adrifoxbg

November 2017 …. G955F MTL Bulgaria

tim54
tim54

S8 SMG950F still on October patch 😡😠

Eddygraphic
Eddygraphic

Still on the January security patch on my factory unlocked Exynos Note 8 SM-N950F with region code BRI and no sign of Oreo, the software team at Samsung is a joke.

CopperAtom
CopperAtom

My J5 2016 is still on August 1st security patch. The update to Android 7.1.1 (which I received back in November) seems to have terribly slowed down the deployment of security patches here in Algeria.

angryespresso
angryespresso

N9500 on January patch. Where is the love?

tuhinvfx
tuhinvfx

🤦🤷 waiting for February security patch 520f(XEF)

mario9295
mario9295

seriously ?, to me or October, December and January has reached my galaxy a5 2017 with telcel

YasserElgreatly
YasserElgreatly

If samsung can’t handle updates for all its devices then it shouldn’t make all these devices they are too much actually

cerioni fabio
cerioni fabio

un solo grido……Samsung sei lenta

jonathanmorand
jonathanmorand

pas reçu la mise a jour oreo sur mon s8 au canada

Biransahin
Biransahin

I got February patch for my Note8 a couple of day’s ago. (unlocked Exynos version).

arnab2013
arnab2013

Samsung sucks at updates the galaxy C7 pro has had only three updates and it was released in Jan 2017 the latest update has a security patch for Aug 2017
all these announcements mean little to a majority of consumers with samsung mobiles as only a chosen few countries get regular updates for even unlocked devices

saulcoolman
saulcoolman

Meanwhile some people including me are still on November (October) patch.

Yousef206
Yousef206

If i flash uae oreo rom on my s8 Egypt rom will that void my warranty
Egypt and uae are in the same multi csc OXM

YasserElgreatly
YasserElgreatly

Nope

apotheosis
apotheosis

Samsung really really sucks about updates. I am using Note 8 Exynos version and didn’t received February Security patch. Beside security patch, according to Samsung, Note 8 was the biggest flagship but there is still no oreo update rumor in the wild…I want to buy a Pixel XL phone asap.

stondec
stondec

I also want updates as soon as possible for my Note 8, but I find it ridiculous to threaten to buy a Pixel.

The Note 8 with it’s outdated nougat OS is still much less buggy and much more advanced and functional than the Pixel with it’s latest Oreo update.

BTW, rumors says the belated Oreo update for the Note 8 is imminent.