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Samsung’s November 2020 security patch detailed, fixes Exynos 990 issue

Samsung’s been rolling out the November 2020 security patch for nearly a week and the update has reached a number of Galaxy devices, from the A2 Core to the Galaxy Z Fold 2 and the Galaxy S20 series. As usual, the latest security patch debuted without a changelog for security reasons, but Samsung has now published the patch details, revealing some of the vulnerabilities that have been addressed.

In total, the November 2020 security patch fixes 5 critical vulnerabilities found in Android OS along with 29 high threats and 31 moderate threats. In addition, the November 2020 security patch addresses five Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE), including a vulnerability that would allow for FRP (Factory REset Protection) bypass through Secure Folder.

Similarly, the patch fixes an issue that gave malicious parties access to the contents of a locked Gallery by exploiting the S Secure app. In case you haven’t heard of S Secure, it’s because the app is available exclusively in China and India.

November 2020 security patch addresses an Exynos 990 vulnerability

Another threat affecting Galaxy devices powered by Android 10 and the Exynos 990 chipset was addressed by the November 2020 security patch. The vulnerability was found in August and it opens the possibility for the chip to execute arbitrary code, potentially leading to the exposure of sensitive information.

As always, Samsung will continue releasing the November 2020 security patch for all of its Galaxy devices that remain eligible for monthly security updates. The latest to receive it was the Galaxy S9 series in Germany.

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