Samsung will fix Exynos modem vulnerabilities with April 2023 security patch – Community Manager

Google’s Project Zero team a few weeks found some vulnerabilities in various devices with Exynos modems. These 0-day vulnerabilities were said to provide access to your device to the attacker just by a phone number. Because of this issue, many Pixel, Vivo, and Galaxy devices, some wearables, and vehicles with an Exynos chipset in them got affected. Now finally, Samsung spoke about this issue. Let’s see what they say.

Firstly, let us tell you the modems that were causing the vulnerabilities are Exynos Modem 5123, Exynos Modem 5300, Exynos 980, Exynos 1080, and Exynos Auto T5123. It was previously said that Samsung hadn’t provided any patch for these vulnerabilities, but now we don’t need to worry anymore, as Samsung will roll out a patch for it in August. If you want to know which devices are affected, you can check them below. 

Galaxy Smartphones: Galaxy S22 series (S22, S22+, S22 Ultra), Galaxy A53, Galaxy A33, Galaxy A13, Galaxy A12, Galaxy A71, Galaxy A21, Galaxy A04 series, Galaxy M33, Galaxy M13, Galaxy M12.

Galaxy Wearables: Galaxy Watch 4 seriesGalaxy Watch 5 series

Samsung Moderator spoke about the Exynos flaws

Recently, one of Samsung’s moderators (community manager) has shared some words in the community about the Exynos’ flaws. The moderator said that they have taken measures against these 6 security flaws. Samsung has already rolled out patches for 5 of them, and for the remaining one, a patch will be provided soon in the month of April. The moderator shared their concern regarding their users and users’ security. 

Besides, the moderator also suggested the users keep their devices up to date with the latest software so that their devices can get as much security as they can. You can see the complete statement below. 

“Hello, We understand the concern of vulnerabilities. Samsung takes the safety of our customers very seriously. After determining 6 vulnerabilities that may potentially impact select Galaxy devices, of which none were ‘severe,’ Samsung released security patches for 5 of these in March. Another security patch will be released in April to address the remaining vulnerability. As always, we recommend that all users keep their devices updated with the latest software to ensure the highest level of protection possible.”

Samsung Community Manager

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