After updating the Galaxy S22 device in several regions last week, Samsung is now rolling out the December 2022 security update in the US. The carrier-unlocked variant of the Galaxy S22 series models is receiving the latest security update.
The latest firmware update carries different firmware versions for each modal as S901U1UEU2BVL1, S906U1UEU2BVL1, and S908U1UEU2BVL1 for Galaxy S22 general, Galaxy S22+, and Galaxy S22 Ultra respectively.
The Android December 2022 security update is a monthly update that includes several fixes that resolve issues regarding security vulnerabilities, as well as it also improves the performance and stability of the device. So users of Galaxy S22 devices are highly recommended to install the update so their device gets more capabilities to fight against external threats.
December 2022 Security Patch Fixed These Vulnerabilities:
According to the Samsung documentation, the latest patches include the fix to as many as 93 vulnerabilities, 67 of them common to (almost) all Android devices. Of the long list, 5 vulnerabilities are defined as critical, 63 high priority, and 12 moderate. Most of these vulnerabilities affect Galaxy smartphones and tablets with Android 10, Android 11, and Android 12, but some also touch the latest version of the robot. Among the latter, one concerns the RCS system, which would allow malicious actors to access the phone number of an incoming call. It also required action on the vulnerability that would allow access to the contents of the toast notifications of the Personal Area through the Nice Catch app (it is part of the Good Lock package).
The Galaxy S22 device was launched early this year and came with Android 12 out of the box. However, the device has recently received Android 13 globally. As per the information, the device is also eligible for three more Android OS updates, which means the device will receive the firmware updates till Android 16.
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