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Samsung began releasing November Android security updates for the Samsung Galaxy S20

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Samsung began releasing the November Android security updates for the Samsung Galaxy S20 and its other Galaxy smartphones in order to address a number of serious security vulnerabilities in the operating system.

The update follows the launch of the Android Security Bulletin latest release of November 2020, which contains details of security vulnerabilities that affect all Android smartphones and not just Samsung devices.

Samsung Galaxy devices are now automatically downloading the new software update that improves the stability of the camera application, Wi-Fi connectivity and also includes several significant security updates.

Samsung smartphone owners are highly encouraged to install the new update, as almost all of the vulnerabilities it addresses have a severity rating of High or Critical. If not fixed, these bugs can be exploited by an attacker to obtain remote code execution, escalation of privileges, or denial of service (DoS) on a vulnerable device.

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Android security update

According to the Android security bulletin, the new update addresses a number of vulnerabilities in the structure of the operating system, media structure and system.

In the framework, there are two critical DoS bugs, two high-severity privilege escalation bugs, a high-severity disclosure bug, and finally, a high-severity DoS bug. The update also fixes a critical bug and high remote code execution in the Android media framework, as well as a high severity and a moderate privilege escalation bug.

When it comes to the Android system itself, the update addresses four high-severity disclosure bugs, a high-severity privilege escalation bug, a high-severity DoS bug, and a critical remote code execution bug. The Android Security Bulletin explains that the critical security vulnerability in the Android system component is the most serious of all fixed bugs, saying:

“The most serious of these problems is a critical security vulnerability in the system component that could allow a nearby attacker to use a specially crafted transmission to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process.”

Although most Samsung Galaxy smartphones receive the latest security update fixing all the bugs detailed above, some Galaxy devices, such as the Galaxy S10 5G, received a security patch a few days before it doesn’t fix all the vulnerabilities present in the Android system operational.

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