Samsung is rolling out November security patches for Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge users in Europe. The upgrade is already hitting unlocked models of the handset in Italy and is expected to make its way through other regions in the coming weeks.
What's new in Samsung's Security Maintenance Release for November? As usual, this month's security package includes patches from Google and Samsung. The South Korean company provided fixes for 14 vulnerabilities to improve the security of its flagship Galaxy handsets.
Most of the flaws listed in the Samsung security site are of low and medium risks, along with one that is critical that affects all devices. Samsung has also credited researchers including Gal Beniamini of Google Project Zero for reporting the vulnerabilities.
Google, in its Android security bulletin for November, noted a critical security vulnerability that could enable remote code execution on an affected device through multiple methods such as email, web browsing and MMS when processing media files. Google says so far it has had no reports of active customer exploitation or abuse of the newly reported issues, which have been resolved in the November update.
Like all other updates, this one is also being rolled out in stages, says Sammobile. To manually fetch the update on your S7 or S7 Edge, head over to Settings>> About device>> Download updates manually. Alternatively, wait until you get a notification prompting you to download and install the latest patches.