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Disclaimer

  • Please note that in some cases regular OS upgrades may cause delays to planned security updates. However, users can be rest assured the OS upgrades will include up-to-date security patches when delivered.
  • While we are doing our best to deliver the security patches as soon as possible to all applicable models, delivery time of security patches may vary depending on the regions and models.
  • Some patches to be received from chipset vendors (also known as Device Specific patches) may not be included in the security update package of the month. They will be included in upcoming security update packages as soon as the patches are ready to deliver.

Acknowledgements

Samsung Mobile is releasing a maintenance release for major flagship models as part of monthly Security Maintenance Release (SMR) process. This SMR package includes patches from Google and Samsung.


Google patches include patches up to Android Security Bulletin – February 2024 package. The Bulletin (February 2024) contains the following CVE items:

Critical
CVE-2023-21651, CVE-2023-33025, CVE-2024-0031

High
CVE-2023-33042, CVE-2023-33043, CVE-2023-33044, CVE-2023-4295, CVE-2023-5427, CVE-2023-21165, CVE-2023-32872, CVE-2023-33033, CVE-2023-33037, CVE-2023-33030, CVE-2023-33032, CVE-2023-33014, CVE-2023-33040, CVE-2023-28567, CVE-2023-28565, CVE-2023-28564, CVE-2023-28548, CVE-2023-28544, CVE-2023-28558, CVE-2023-28559, CVE-2022-33275, CVE-2023-28560, CVE-2023-28557, CVE-2023-33112, CVE-2023-43511, CVE-2023-33062, CVE-2023-33109, CVE-2023-33117, CVE-2023-33110, CVE-2023-33120, CVE-2023-33094, CVE-2023-33114, CVE-2023-33113, CVE-2023-43514, CVE-2023-48352, CVE-2023-48351, CVE-2023-48349, CVE-2023-48350, CVE-2023-48348, CVE-2023-48344, CVE-2023-48342, CVE-2023-48341, CVE-2023-48343, CVE-2023-48340, CVE-2024-0029, CVE-2024-0032, CVE-2024-0034, CVE-2024-0036, CVE-2024-0038, CVE-2024-0041, CVE-2023-40122, CVE-2024-0037, CVE-2024-0040, CVE-2024-0014, CVE-2024-0033, CVE-2024-0035, CVE-2023-40093, CVE-2024-0030

Moderate
None

Already included in previous updates
CVE-2023-33036, CVE-2023-33108

Not applicable to Samsung devices
CVE-2023-32874, CVE-2023-33085


※ Please see Android Security Bulletin for detailed information on Google patches.


Along with Google patches, Samsung Mobile provides 8 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items described below, in order to improve our customer’s confidence on security of Samsung Mobile devices. Samsung security index (SSI), found in “Security software version”, SMR Feb-2024 Release 1 includes all patches from Samsung and Google. Some of the SVE items may not be included in this package, in case these items were already included in a previous maintenance release.


SVE-2023-1449(CVE-2024-20810): Implicit intent hijacking vulnerability in Smart Suggestions

Severity: Moderate
Affected versions: Android 12, 13
Reported on: August 5, 2023
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed
Implicit intent hijacking vulnerability in Smart Suggestions prior to SMR Feb-2024 Release 1 allows attackers to get sensitive information.
The patch change the implicit intent to explicit intent.


SVE-2023-1548(CVE-2024-20811): Improper caller verification in GosSystemService

Severity: Moderate
Affected versions: Android 11, 12, 13, 14
Reported on: August 20, 2023
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed
Improper caller verification in GameOptimizer prior to SMR Feb-2024 Release 1 allows local attackers to configure GameOptimizer.
The patch adds proper verification to prevent unauthorized configuration.


SVE-2023-1609(CVE-2024-20812): Out-of-bounds Write in padmd_vld_htbl of libpadm.so

Severity: High
Affected versions: Android 11, 12, 13, 14
Reported on: September 3, 2023
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed
Out-of-bounds Write in padmd_vld_htbl of libpadm.so prior to SMR Feb-2024 Release 1 allows local attacker to execute arbitrary code.
The patch adds buffer size check logic.


SVE-2023-1610(CVE-2024-20813): Out-of-bounds Write in padmd_vld_qtbl of libpadm.so

Severity: High
Affected versions: Android 11, 12, 13, 14
Reported on: September 3, 2023
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed
Out-of-bounds Write in padmd_vld_qtbl of libpadm.so prior to SMR Feb-2024 Release 1 allows local attacker to execute arbitrary code.
The patch adds buffer size check logic.


SVE-2023-1674(CVE-2024-20814): Out-of-bounds Read in padmd_vld_ac_prog_refine of libpadm.so

Severity: Moderate
Affected versions: Android 11, 12, 13, 14
Reported on: September 17, 2023
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed
Out-of-bounds Read in padmd_vld_ac_prog_refine of libpadm.so prior to SMR Feb-2024 Release 1 allows attacker access unauthorized information.
The patch adds length check logic.


SVE-2023-1685(CVE-2024-20816, CVE-2024-20815): Improper authentication vulnerability in Auto Hotspot

Severity: High
Affected versions: Android 11, 12, 13, 14
Reported on: September 18, 2023
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed
Improper authentication vulnerability in Auto Hotspot prior to SMR Feb-2024 Release 1 allows adjacent attackers connect to victim's mobile hotspot without user awareness.
The patch adds the proper conditions for using Auto Hotspot.


SVE-2023-1754(CVE-2024-20819, CVE-2024-20818, CVE-2024-20817): Out out bounds Write vulnerabilities in libsthmbc.so

Severity: High
Affected versions: Android 11, 12, 13, 14
Reported on: October 3, 2023
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed
Out out bounds Write vulnerabilities in libsthmbc.so prior to SMR Feb-2024 Release 1 allows local attackers to trigger buffer overflow.
The patches add proper check logic to prevent buffer overflow.


SVE-2023-2215(CVE-2024-20820): Out-of-bounds read vulnerability in bootloader

Severity: Moderate
Affected versions: Selected Android 11, 12, 13 MediaTek devices
Reported on: November 28, 2023
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed
Improper input validation in bootloader prior to SMR Feb-2024 Release 1 allows attacker to cause an Out-Of-Bounds read.
The patch adds proper validation check logic to prevent Out-Of-Bounds read.


Some SVE items included in the Samsung Android Security Update cannot be disclosed at this time.


Acknowledgements
OrangeCat: SVE-2023-1449
Tron: SVE-2023-1548
Dawuge: SVE-2023-1609, SVE-2023-1610, SVE-2023-1674, SVE-2023-1754
Erik Lucas Smit: SVE-2023-1685
Maxime Rossi Bellom, Damiano Melotti and Raphaël Neveu from Quarkslab: SVE-2023-2215
Samsung Mobile is releasing a maintenance release for major flagship models as part of monthly Security Maintenance Release (SMR) process. This SMR package includes patches from Google and Samsung.


Google patches include patches up to Android Security Bulletin – January 2024 package. The Bulletin (January 2024) contains the following CVE items:

Critical
CVE-2022-40507

High
CVE-2023-4272, CVE-2023-32804, CVE-2023-3889, CVE-2023-21215, CVE-2023-21227, CVE-2023-21228, CVE-2023-21216, CVE-2023-21218, CVE-2023-21166, CVE-2023-21164, CVE-2023-21163, CVE-2023-21162, CVE-2023-21217, CVE-2023-21401, CVE-2023-21402, CVE-2023-21263, CVE-2023-35690, CVE-2023-21403, CVE-2023-32847, CVE-2023-32848, CVE-2023-32851, CVE-2022-22076, CVE-2023-21652, CVE-2023-21664, CVE-2023-21662, CVE-2023-33017, CVE-2023-28546, CVE-2023-28585, CVE-2023-28586, CVE-2023-33022, CVE-2023-33054, CVE-2023-28550, CVE-2023-28551, CVE-2023-33018, CVE-2023-33081, CVE-2023-33089, CVE-2023-33098, CVE-2023-33088, CVE-2023-33080, CVE-2023-33097, CVE-2023-33079, CVE-2023-33092, CVE-2023-33107, CVE-2023-33106, CVE-2023-33063, CVE-2023-33053, CVE-2023-33087, CVE-2023-45779, CVE-2022-48457, CVE-2022-48458, CVE-2022-48459, CVE-2022-48454, CVE-2022-48455, CVE-2022-48461, CVE-2022-48456, CVE-2023-32818, CVE-2023-21245, CVE-2024-0015, CVE-2024-0018, CVE-2024-0023, CVE-2024-0019, CVE-2024-0021, CVE-2023-35671, CVE-2024-0016, CVE-2024-0017, CVE-2024-0020, CVE-2023-21266, CVE-2023-40120

Moderate
CVE-2023-32842, CVE-2023-32844, CVE-2023-32846, CVE-2023-32841, CVE-2023-32843, CVE-2023-32845

Already included in previous updates
CVE-2023-4863

Not applicable to Samsung devices
CVE-2023-32850, CVE-2023-28587, CVE-2023-28588, CVE-2023-40085


※ Please see Android Security Bulletin for detailed information on Google patches.


Along with Google patches, Samsung Mobile provides 5 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items described below, in order to improve our customer’s confidence on security of Samsung Mobile devices. Samsung security index (SSI), found in “Security software version”, SMR Jan-2024 Release 1 includes all patches from Samsung and Google. Some of the SVE items may not be included in this package, in case these items were already included in a previous maintenance release.


SVE-2023-1689(CVE-2024-20806): Improper access control in Notification service

Severity: Moderate
Affected versions: Android 11, 12, 13, 14
Reported on: September 19, 2023
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed
Improper access control in Notification service prior to SMR Jan-2024 Release 1 allows local attacker to access notification data.
The patch adds proper access control to prevent unauthorized data access.


SVE-2023-1667(CVE-2024-20802): Improper access control in Samsung DeX

Severity: Moderate
Affected versions: Selected Android 13 devices
Reported on: September 16, 2023
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed
Improper access control vulnerability in Samsung DeX prior to SMR Jan-2024 Release 1 allows owner to access other users' notification in a multi-user environment.
The patch adds proper access control logic to prevent unauthorized data access.


SVE-2023-1418(CVE-2024-20805): Path traversal vulnerability in MyFiles

Severity: Moderate
Affected versions: Android 11, 12 and MyFiles prior to version 14.5.00.21 in Android 13
Reported on: July 28, 2023
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed
Path traversal vulnerability in ZipCompressor of MyFiles prior to SMR Jan-2024 Release 1 in Android 11 and Android 12, and version 14.5.00.21 in Android 13 allows attackers to write arbitrary file.
The patch adds mitigation logic to prevent path traversal.


SVE-2023-1406(CVE-2024-20804): Path traversal vulnerability in MyFiles

Severity: Moderate
Affected versions: Android 11, 12 and MyFiles prior to version 14.5.00.21 in Android 13
Reported on: July 26, 2023
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed
Path traversal vulnerability in FileUriConverter of MyFiles prior to SMR Jan-2024 Release 1 in Android 11 and Android 12, and version 14.5.00.21 in Android 13 allows attackers to write arbitrary file.
The patch adds mitigation logic to prevent path traversal.


SVE-2023-1038(CVE-2024-20803): Improper authentication vulnerability in Bluetooth pairing process

Severity: High
Affected versions: Android 11, 12, 13, 14
Reported on: June 14, 2023
Disclosure status: Privately disclosed
Improper authentication vulnerability in Bluetooth pairing process prior to SMR Jan-2024 Release 1 allows remote attackers to establish pairing process without user interaction.
The patch deleted the auto-confirmation procedure under certain conditions.


Some SVE items included in the Samsung Android Security Update cannot be disclosed at this time.


Acknowledgements
Dzmitry Lukyanenka: SVE-2023-1689
Adnan Elezović: SVE-2023-1667
Febin Mon Saji: SVE-2023-1418
Dawuge: SVE-2023-1406