In recent years, Samsung has been actively updating the software on its market-available smartphones, particularly in security. It is well-known that monthly patches are delivered on time, frequently even before the reference month.
According to official documentation compiled by Samsung, the latest October 2022 security patches include fixes for as many as 32 vulnerabilities; 1 is labeled as critical, 29 have high priority, and 2 moderate.
Samsung chooses the term Security Maintenance Release (SMR) to describe its own security updates, which are always split into two parts: Google’s monthly security fixes for the Android operating system and those specially selected by Samsung for its devices.
Going into the merits of the fixes that were implemented this month, the official website reveals a total number of 50, consisting of 32 referred to CVEs from this month’s Android security bulletin and 18 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE).
In this update, Samsung fixed security vulnerabilities found in Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Some of those vulnerabilities allowed unauthorized users to access call information, the device’s serial number, configuration data, and secure memory content and allowed them to perform malicious actions. In addition, we are talking about vulnerabilities specific to Galaxy with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ and 865 SoCs. For more details, please refer to the official website.
The October 2022 security patches are being deployed to all Samsung models supported by the monthly update program. Clearly, the timing can vary as much depending on the smartphone model as on the geographical location.
Samsung models will receive October 2022 security patches
Also for the list of devices that will surely receive the October 2022 security patches, simply visit the manufacturer’s website: on this page you will find the lists of Samsung devices that are recipients of monthly, quarterly and semi-annual updates. The list of the first includes:
- Galaxy Fold, Galaxy Fold 5G, Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold4 5G, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4 5G.
- Galaxy S10 Lite
- Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20 5G, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20+ 5G, Galaxy S20 Ultra, Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S20 FE, Galaxy S20 FE 5G, Galaxy S21 5G, Galaxy S21+ 5G, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, Galaxy S21 FE 5G Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22+, Galaxy S22 Ultra.
- Galaxy Note10 Lite, Galaxy Note20, Galaxy Note20 5G, Galaxy Note20 Ultra, Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G
- Enterprise Models: Galaxy A52, Galaxy A52 5G, Galaxy A52s 5G, Galaxy A53 5G, Galaxy Xcover FieldPro, Galaxy Xcover Pro, Galaxy Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro.
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