Samsung has finally published all the details of the May 2023 security patch that it started rolling out last week. The new security update, which has already been released to the Galaxy S10e, is expected to expand to more eligible Galaxy smartphones and tablets over the next month or so.
Samsung's May 2023 patch fixes over 70 security flaws found in Galaxy devices
The May 2023 security patch includes fixes for 72 security flaws found in Samsung smartphones and tablets. Six of those fixes (4 in all Android phones and 2 in Samsung phones) solve critical vulnerabilities, while 56 of those security fixes are termed High. Samsung has also fixed 10 security flaws that were termed Moderate. Two fixes included in the May 2023 security patch by Google were already fixed by Samsung and released in the April 2023 security patch, while one fix offered by Google is not applicable to Samsung devices.
Some of the security vulnerabilities found in Galaxy smartphones and tablets were found in the FactoryTest function, ActivityManagerService, kernel pointers exposure in the log file, Theme Manager, GearManagerStub, and the Tips app. Security flaws were also found in the Shannon modem found in Exynos processors, bootloader, Telephony framework, call settings components, and AppLock access control. Samsung has fixed all these security flaws on top of 58 security flaws that were fixed by Google.
Hopefully, Samsung has fixed all the security flaws that were discovered in Exynos chipsets and modems used in Galaxy devices. You can read more about these security flaws on Samsung's website and Google's security webpages.