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Samsung Publishes Full March 2024 Security Update Details and Device List

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Samsung has taken the lead in providing the March 2024 security patch update for the Galaxy devices; it has already rolled out the update for the Galaxy S24 devices in several regions. It has not only beaten Google, but even its official bulletin about the new security patch has revealed it. Let’s learn what it has brought this time.

Samsung Galaxy devices are getting 46 security vulnerability fixes with March patch

Samsung has released its official March 2024 security bulletin, and based on it, the new security patch will provide more than 40 fixes. Of those,  37 patches were added by Google, and there are two critical vulnerabilities addressed and 35 high-priority fixes addressed. Along with this, Samsung has also addressed nine more fixes that improve the internal functioning of the Galaxy devices exclusively. 

Samsung addressed some sensitive internal function vulnerabilities

Samsung has addressed a total of nine security-related functioning issues. Going into detail, it has fixed the incorrect default permission in Applock, stack overflow in the bootloader, the sensitive information exposure from the WlanTest, and the improper access control vulnerability. With these extra security enhancements, the company will provide more stability to the device with the improvement of internal functions. If you want to learn more, check out the official bulletin information below.

Google addresses 41 security vulnerability issues.

Critical

CVE-2024-0039, CVE-2024-23717

High

CVE-2023-5091, CVE-2023-5249, CVE-2023-5643, CVE-2024-20011, CVE-2024-20007, CVE-2023-33046, CVE-2023-33072, CVE-2023-33060, CVE-2023-33076, CVE-2023-33058, CVE-2023-33049, CVE-2023-33057, CVE-2023-43523, CVE-2023-43522, CVE-2023-43536, CVE-2023-43533, CVE-2023-43513, CVE-2023-43516, CVE-2023-43534, CVE-2023-49668, CVE-2023-49667, CVE-2023-32842, CVE-2023-32841, CVE-2023-32843, CVE-2024-0044, CVE-2024-0046, CVE-2024-0048, CVE-2024-0049, CVE-2024-0050, CVE-2024-0051, CVE-2024-0053, CVE-2024-0047, CVE-2024-0045, CVE-2024-0052, CVE-2023-21135

Moderate

None

Already included in previous updates

CVE-2024-20010, CVE-2023-43520, CVE-2024-20003, and CVE-2023-21234

Not applicable to Samsung devices

CVE-2024-20009, CVE-2024-20006, CVE-2023-43518, CVE-2023-43519, and CVE-2023-40081

Exclusive patches added by Samsung for its Galaxy devices

  • SVE-2023-1793 (CVE-2024-20830): Incorrect default permission in AppLock
  • SVE-2023-2078 (CVE-2024-20831): Stack overflow in bootloader
  • SVE-2023-2079 (CVE-2024-20832): Heap overflow in bootloader
  • SVE-2023-2151 (CVE-2024-20833): Use after free vulnerability in NETLINKFIPSCRYPTO
  • SVE-2023-2170 (CVE-2024-20834): The sensitive information exposure vulnerability in WlanTest
  • SVE-2023-2382 (CVE-2024-20835): Improper access control vulnerability in CustomFrequencyManagerService
  • SVE-2023-2385 (CVE-2024-20836): Out of bounds Read the vulnerability in libsubextractor.so.
  • Some SVE items included in the Samsung Android Security Update cannot be disclosed at this time.

Samsung Devices that will get March 2024 Security Patch

  • Galaxy Z Fold2 5G, Galaxy Z Fold3 5G, Galaxy Z Flip3 5G, Galaxy Z Fold4, Galaxy Z Flip4, Galaxy Z Fold5, Galaxy Z Flip5, W23, W23 flip, W24, W24 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 S24, Galaxy S24+, Galaxy S24 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, Xcover7

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Galaxy Z Flip 5G gets April 2024 security update in several countries

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is the first compact foldable smartphone made available for the market and was successful in reaching a large number of consumers. It is already more than three years old and has received all three major updates. Now it is no longer eligible to get any new One UI update, but it will still be eligible to get some security patches, like now the device is getting an April 2024 security patch.

According to the information, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G is spotted getting an April 2024 security patch update in some countries, including Australia, Canada, and several parts of Europe. Canadian users can identify the latest update by the firmware version number F707WVLS7IXC1. Meanwhile, the European and Australian units of the Galaxy Z Flip 5G are getting an April 2024 security patch update with the firmware version number F707BXXSDKXC1.

For your information, the April 2024 security patch doesn’t belong to the one UI, so you will not get any significant improvements for your device. However, if you want to use your device longer, then you should update it to the largest security patch as it will prove all-around protection against external threats.

Moreover, the latest update may also provide some significant changes that could enhance the overall performance and stability of the devices. If you are having any issues while using the functionalities, the update may address them.

If you are using the Galaxy Z Flip 5G in the above-mentioned regions, you can now update it to the latest April 2024 security patch update on the device. To do that, you just need to go to the system settings and select the software update menu.


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Unlocked Galaxy A53 grabs April 2024 security patch in the US

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Samsung launched the Galaxy A53 back in 2022; it debuted with Android 12, and later, it received two major updates in the form of Android 13 and Android 14 (One UI 6.0). Now, users are eagerly waiting for the next featureful update, which will be available as One UI 6.1. But before that, the company rolled out the April 2024 security patch update.

After introducing the April 2024 security patch to the locked units of the Galaxy A53, the unlocked variant has also started getting updates in the US. Users can identify the latest update by the firmware version number, A536U1UES8DXD7. The update is live on almost every carrier, including AT&T, Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular South, Cricket, Comcast, Dish, MetroPCS, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, and Xfinity Mobile.

The April 2024 update introduces a new security patch that is unrelated to the One UI, meaning it won’t significantly alter smartphone functionality. However, if you are concerned about your device’s safety, you should always keep it up-to-date with the latest security patch. Along with the security patch, it may also provide some other enhancements that could improve the device’s performance and stability.

If you are using the carrier-unlocked Galaxy A53 5G, you should start getting notifications about the availability of the April 2024 update. To install the update, tap on the notification, which will redirect you to the software update menu. Now hit the download button. In case you haven’t received the update yet, you can also check it manually by going to the system settings.


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US-locked Galaxy Note 20 units get April 2024 security patch on more carriers

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Samsung is known for its software update policy, where it timely provides updates for Galaxy devices. Currently, the company is busy expanding the April 2024 security patch to eligible devices, now with the latest development of the locked variants of the Galaxy Note 20 series.

Notably, the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra have already received the update on the Verizon network. Now, with the latest development, it is available on more carriers, including Comcast, T-Mobile, and Xfinity Mobile. The firmware version number N98*USQS6HXD1 is updating these devices.

For your information, the April 2024 update is part of Google’s Android security maintenance program, which aims to enhance the overall security of the devices. In a nutshell, the latest software will address more than 40 fixes, where Google has added 27 fixes and Samsung has added 17 more fixes exclusively for Galaxy devices.

Moreover, the latest update may also provide some significant changes that could enhance the overall performance and stability of the devices, so if you are using the locked variant of the Galaxy Note 20 series, you should update the Galaxy device to the latest version.

The Galaxy Note 20 series smartphones are the last devices in the Note lineup, which were introduced back in 2020. Now they have already received three major updates in the form of Android 11, Android 12, and Android 1. They are no longer eligible to get any significant updates but can still get some security-related updates this year.


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