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Samsung monthly updates: May 2020 security patch details released

Almost a week after it started rolling out the May 2020 security patch to some of its top devices, Samsung today detailed precisely what fixes are included in the latest monthly release. This update has already been released for devices like the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy S20 lineup.

For those who are unaware, these Samsung monthly updates are released to bring the latest security patches to compatible devices. They include fixes for bugs in Samsung’s own software in addition to fixes Google releases for Android.

The latest of the Samsung monthly updates is out now

The security patch for the month of May 2020 brings fixes for 9 critical vulnerabilities that were discovered in Android OS in addition to dozens of high and moderate-risk vulnerabilities. In addition to these fixes, the update brings fixes for 19 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), they were the vulnerabilities that were identified in Samsung’s own software.

Among the fixed vulnerabilities is one that allowed the unauthorized change of preferred SIM card when the device was locked, arbitrary code execution in secure bootloader and FRP bypass with SPEN, among others.

The Galaxy S20 linuep was the first to receive the latest Samsung monthly update, followed by the Galaxy Fold and the Galaxy Note 10 series. Samsung has since released the update for the Galaxy S10 series, the Galaxy Z Flip, and the Galaxy A50 as well.

Expect other devices to receive the update in the near future. Don’t hold your breath if you own a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+, though, as Samsung has shifted both of them to the quarterly release cycle now.

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