Samsung releases January 2021 security patch details

by RPRNA Group

Like every month, Samsung has again released the January 2021 security patch details. According to the official information, this security patch fixes 1 critical and 47 high levels of CVEs.

The company hasn’t found any moderate level CVE for this month, while 2 threats are already fixed with the December 2020 patch and 5 exploits are not applicable for Samsung devices.

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Samsung has also released the list of eligible devices that will get monthly/quarterly/other security updates. This month, the company has moved the affordable Galaxy J4 Core smartphone from quarterly security update to other regular updates. You can also check the full report HERE.

Security Bulletin of January 2021 contains the following CVE items:

Critical:

  1. CVE-2020-0457

High:

  1. CVE-2020-0466
  2. CVE-2020-0465
  3. CVE-2020-0444
  4. CVE-2020-0455
  5. CVE-2020-0456
  6. CVE-2020-11138
  7. CVE-2020-11139
  8. CVE-2020-3685
  9. CVE-2020-11143
  10. CVE-2020-11136
  11. CVE-2020-11137
  12. CVE-2020-3691
  13. CVE-2020-3686
  14. CVE-2020-11140
  15. CVE-2020-11179
  16. CVE-2020-11146
  17. CVE-2020-11145
  18. CVE-2020-11144
  19. CVE-2020-11200
  20. CVE-2020-11214
  21. CVE-2020-11215
  22. CVE-2020-11212
  23. CVE-2020-11213
  24. CVE-2020-11119
  25. CVE-2020-11225
  26. CVE-2021-0313
  27. CVE-2021-0303
  28. CVE-2021-0306
  29. CVE-2021-0307
  30. CVE-2021-0310
  31. CVE-2021-0315
  32. CVE-2021-0317
  33. CVE-2021-0318
  34. CVE-2021-0319
  35. CVE-2021-0304
  36. CVE-2021-0309
  37. CVE-2021-0321
  38. CVE-2021-0322
  39. CVE-2019-9376
  40. CVE-2020-15999
  41. CVE-2016-6328
  42. CVE-2021-0311
  43. CVE-2021-0312
  44. CVE-2021-0316
  45. CVE-2020-0471
  46. CVE-2021-0308
  47. CVE-2021-0320

Moderate:

  • None

Already included in previous updates:

  1. CVE-2020-11167
  2. CVE-2020-11185

Not applicable to Samsung devices:

  1. CVE-2020-11217
  2. CVE-2020-11197
  3. CVE-2020-0016
  4. CVE-2020-0019
  5. CVE-2020-11216

* Please see Android Security Bulletin for detailed information on Google patches HERE.

Note:

  • Along with Google patches, Samsung Mobile provides 9 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items described HERE, in order to improve our customer’s confidence on security of Samsung Mobile devices.
  • Samsung security index (SSI), found in “Security software version”, SMR January-2021 Release 1 includes all patches from Samsung and Google.
  • Some of the SVE items may not be included in this package, in case these items were already included in a previous maintenance release.

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