Last week, Samsung began rolling out the February 2023 security update to its Galaxy smartphones and tablets. The company has already released the update for a few high-end smartphones including the Galaxy Note 20 series. Now, the company has detailed the vulnerabilities it has tackled with its new update.
Samsung’s February 2023 security patch addresses over four dozen security vulnerabilities. These include 48 vulnerabilities patched by Google, while Samsung patched six vulnerabilities found in Galaxy phones and tablets. Two of the vulnerabilities patched by Samsung were rated as high severity, while the others were marked as moderate severity.
Some of these issues include vulnerabilities related to WindowManagerService, allowing an attacker to capture a screenshot. Another vulnerability found in the software’s UwbDataTxStatusEvent function allowed attackers to initiate certain activities. A vulnerability in Secure Folder allowed unauthorized people to physically access the phone to capture the app preview. A vulnerability in the Contacts app allowed attackers to obtain an account ID.
You can learn more about all the vulnerabilities fixed with the February 2022 security patch on Samsung’s dedicated security website. Twelve bug fixes from Google’s February 2022 security patch were included in Samsung’s earlier patch.
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