Samsung announces September Android security update

Samsung announces September Android security update
While companies like BlackBerry have already started the rollout of September Android security patch, Samsung has just listed the changes its own patch will bring to those rocking Galaxy smartphones.

If you've been very curious to know what the upcoming Security Maintenance Release (SMR) is supposed to patch, Samsung has you covered. It looks like there are no less than 66 patches coming directly from Google, whereas Samsung has found 9 vulnerabilities of its own and decided to patch them as well.

One security issues in particular is detailed by Samsung, which might affect the SystemUI. According to the official changelog, a vulnerability has been reported in June, which exists due to a null pointer dereference on fimg2d driver. The September security patch should fix this issues, along with the other 8 that Samsung has found in its products.

There's no telling when exactly this security patch will be rolled out since Samsung claims that in some cases regular OS upgrades may cause delays to planned security updates. However, the South Korean company assures customers that the OS upgrades will certainly include all up-to-date security patches when delivered.

So either way, you should be getting these patches via SMR or OS upgrades, depending on which Samsung releases first. It's also worth noting that while Samsung is doing its best to push these security patches as soon as possible all devices, actual release dates may vary depending on the regions and models.

If your Samsung Galaxy smartphone is way behind with the security patches, you can just wait and hope the company will deliver the newest one sooner rather than later.

source: Samsung via SamMobile

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18 Comments

1. Tom5521

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

Samsung is going down, that what happens when you don't give a **** about your customers. Today Apple will show us the real best phablet of 2016.

6. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

"Samsung announces September Android security update". Comment about Samsung dooesn't give a **** about customer Ok then.

14. Tom5521

Posts: 41; Member since: Sep 04, 2016

Oh wait the update resolve the explosion issue of the note 7? Ohhh sh!t I didn't know that!! Now the customers who bought the Grenade 7 will feel much more secure!

15. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

That has already been solved isheep. And to call iphone plus a phablet. LOL........

18. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1312; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

"Samsung is going down, that what happens when you don't give a **** about your customers. Today Apple will show us the real best phablet of 2016." The infamous reality distortion field in full effect or some potent drugs, pick your poison.

3. Arthurhkt

Posts: 721; Member since: Apr 19, 2012

^ This, is the two type of hardcore fan that we always see in the comment section.

4. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Thats actually one guy with multi-accounts.

10. ebilcake

Posts: 1221; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

It's either one extreme or the other here.

5. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Is it only me or that PA is showing video ads now. instead of banner ones. This is getting out of hand.

7. hafini_27

Posts: 945; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

The ads on PA keep getting more atrocious. I don't even want to disable adblock to comment now.

9. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You don't need to with uBlock Origin...0 ads, still commenting right now.

12. ebilcake

Posts: 1221; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

uBlock doesn't work for me.

13. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

That's a shame

17. Macready

Posts: 1813; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

I never felt the urge for an adblocker as I also understand why ads are a necessary evil for many websites to exist. But what you just mentioned, was my first and only reason to install one.

8. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1154; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Received the September update this morning on my Note 4 N910F :) so far so good.

11. ebilcake

Posts: 1221; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

Good stuff, not even received the September update on my Pixel C yet.

16. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Haven't even received it on my Nexus :(

19. KingOfAndroid

Posts: 34; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

As always... Samsung's African customers are always way behind regarding updates... i have a S7 edge and the latest patch i have is dated '1 May 2016'

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