Samsung January 2022 Security Maintenance Release: Security Patch fixes major bugs

Back in the day, Samsung was one of those companies that used to lag behind about their mobile updates. But now, after the release of One UI, Samsung promised three years of major updates and five years of security patches and as promised, they are availing them timely. The latest Android security patch for Galaxy mobile phones and tablets is here and we can already see a great change!

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The latest Security Maintenance Release package contains not only Samsung patches, but also Google patches. According to Samsung’s official website, this SMR fixes a handful of bugs in this month’s update. It includes fifty-two Google fixes and nineteen SVE items in order to improve the overall security and stability of the devices.

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Among the fifty-two fixes, two of them are critical, while thirty-six of them are high-severity issues and five of them are moderate issues. The first device to get the update is surprisingly a mid-range Galaxy A series smartphone, the Galaxy A51.

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Some of the bugs that Samsung fixes in this SMR update include unprotected dynamic receiver in SecSettings, Improper sanitization of incoming intent in Dressroom, improper check or handling of exceptional conditions in NPU driver, improper authorization in TelephonyManager, incorrect implementation of Knox Guard, etc.

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Some of the Galaxy models to get this security update are Galaxy A51, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, and Galaxy S21 Ultra. If you have any of the above-mentioned smartphones, you can now check for the latest security update.

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