Samsung has already rolled out the November 2020 security patch to some of its smartphones, including the Galaxy Note 20 series. The company has now revealed the details of the November 2020 security patch.
Along with Google security patches, Samsung provides 5 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items, in order to improve customer’s confidence in the security of Samsung Mobile devices.
In the November 2020 security patch, the company fixed 5 critical vulnerabilities in the Android OS, along with several high and moderate-risk vulnerabilities.
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Issues fixed in the November 2020 security patch:
In November 2020 security patch, the company fixed a vulnerability that allows FRP bypass through Secure Folder. The Galaxy devices running Android 8,9,10, and 11 were affected with this security issue. It was first reported on August 3, 2020. Samsung took 3 months to fix this issue.
For the Galaxy devices running Exynos 990 chipset with Android 10, this November 2020 security patch fixed a possible buffer overflow vulnerability in embedded S3K250AF chip, which allows arbitrary code execution leading to possible sensitive information exposure. The issue was first reported on August 11, 2020, and the warning level of this issue is high.
In addition, for the Galaxy devices users in India and China with Android 9 and Android 10, the latest patch fixed a vulnerability in S Secure app, which is only released in China and India, it allowed users to access the content of locked Gallery app without authentication. It was reported on August 23, 2020.
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Samsung Galaxy devices that have received the November 2020 security patch:
- Galaxy Note 20
- Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
- Galaxy Z Fold 2
- Galaxy S20
- Galaxy S20+
- Galaxy S20 Ultra
- Galaxy S10e
- Galaxy S10
- Galaxy S10+
- Galaxy Note 10
- Galaxy Note 10+
- Galaxy S9
- Galaxy S9+
- Galaxy XCover Pro
- Galaxy A2 Core