05 December 2018
Samsung has released the December 2018 security patch details and the Galaxy Xcover 4 is the first smartphone to get this update. More compatible smartphones will get the patch in coming weeks. The update includes patches from Google for Android in addition to patches from Samsung for its custom software.
Talking about the patch details, it includes six critical vulnerabilities discovered in the Android operating system. There was one severe vulnerability that Samsung has fixed; it could have enabled a malicious app to run unapproved code in the context of a privileged process. More than a dozen high-risk vulnerabilities have also been fixed and there weren’t any moderate or low-risk vulnerabilities that required to be patched in this latest security maintenance release.
The update also brings patches for 40 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE). This includes a vulnerability in the Secure Folder app which could have allowed access without authentication. Also, a vulnerability in the exposure of the gallery app without authentication.
Samsung will roll out the December 2018 security patch to its compatible devices in the coming days. The high-end devices will get it first followed by the other categories. The newly released patch will offer immunity to the compatible devices to keep such vulnerabilities away.