Samsung has already started the July 2023 update is already being distributed for some smartphones, making the latest fixes available in terms of security. The update first available for Galaxy S23, Galaxy S22, and Galaxy A53 5G devices. And it will soon expand other smartphones as well.
As usual, through the dedicated website, Samsung releases the details of the fixes that will be implemented on the devices that will receive the latest security patches available, those of July 2023.
Samsung July 2023 Security Update Details
As usual, the security update includes both fixes released directly by Google and other specifications for Galaxy devices: this month, it is specifically a total of 90 fixes, 52 released directly by Big G and 38 by Samsung.
Three of these fixes go to fix critical–level vulnerabilities, while 56 fixes are related to vulnerabilities classified as high-level. Moreover, 0 is a moderate–level, and one is not applicable to Samsung devices.
Samsung has addressed various security vulnerabilities (SVEs), including those related to manual package installation via ADB command, improper access control in the audio system, UWB chipset identifier, broadcast SMS configuration, Galaxy Themes Service, and more. Additionally, improper access control issues were discovered in Settings, and certain internal testing functions exhibited out-of-bounds write issues. These vulnerabilities could potentially enable hackers to execute malicious code.
If you would like to learn more about the security flaws resolved by Google in the July 2023 security patch for Android devices, please visit this page. Many of these vulnerabilities were found in devices running Android 11, Android 12, Android 12L, and Android 13. Some of the issues identified were specifically related to Qualcomm chips and components, Mali and PowerVR GPUs, as well as memory management.
The above, therefore, represents what we know about the latest monthly security update; as mentioned, the Korean company has already started the release of the update on some devices, which will be followed by all the others compatible over the next few weeks.
Current Models for Monthly Security Updates
- Galaxy Z Fold2, Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip4, W23, W23 flip
- 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 S23, Galaxy S23+, Galaxy S23 Ultra
- 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 A54 5G, Galaxy Xcover5, Galaxy Xcover6 Pro
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