As the time to change the calendar draws near, Samsung is also increasing the speed of its update availability. Nowadays, the Korean giant is releasing further updates for several smartphones region-wise. Earlier today, the company distributed further updates in the US, and now the latest security update is live in Canada.
Samsung released December 2022 security update for Galaxy S22, S20, Note 20, and A53 5G in Canada
Samsung Galaxy S22: Samsung now has two kinds of flagship segment smartphones, such as foldable and flat screen. In the flat screen segment, Galaxy S22 is the only device which is popular in the S series lineup. It might be the strong reason that most of the latest update first land on the Galaxy device. Users who own Galaxy S22 devices can identify the December 2022 security update by its build number S901WVLU2BVKI, S906WVLU2BVKI and S908WVLU2BVKI for Galaxy S22 general, Galaxy S22+ and Galaxy S22 Ultra respectively.
Samsung Galaxy S20: Samsung S20 series devices were launched back in 2020 and come with Android 10 on board. According to the information, the device is no longer eligible for an Android OS update after updating to Android 13. However, the device is still eligible for some more security updates, while it has to receive the new security update in the form of a December 2022 security patch update. The latest update comes with a new firmware version number G980WVLS3GVK4, G985WVLS3GVK4 and G988WVLS3GVK4 for Galaxy S20 general, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra, respectively.
Samsung Galaxy A53 5G: After releasing the December 2022 security update in the US, Samsung is now rolling out the same update to the Canada region for the Galaxy A53 5G device. According to the information Galaxy, A53 5G device is listed under the monthly security updates category, meaning the device is eligible for regular security updates for each month. The update carries a new firmware version number, A536WVLS3BVL1.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20: The Galaxy Note 20 series is the last lineup of the Note segment. It was launched in 2020 and came with Android 10 pre-installed. Being a two-year-old device, it has recently received an Android OS update, and just after that, the device is now receiving a new update in the form of the December 2022 security patch. Users of these devices can identify the latest update by their build numbers N981WVLS3GVKA and N986WVLS3GVKA. According to the information, the device will also get some more security updates in the coming days.
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).
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