Indian govt alerts Samsung users

The Indian government has warned Samsung users to update their respective devices as soon as possible. According to the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In), Samsung phones running on Android versions 11, 12, 13 and 14 are now prone to vulnerabilities that can allow an attacker to snoop and access data on your device without your knowledge.

The high-risk warning states that the vulnerabilities can even allow an attacker to bypass security restrictions, access sensitive information and execute arbitrary code on targeted systems.

Tese vulnerabilities can lead to issues like improper access control in Knox features, integer overflow flaw in facial recognition software, authorisation issues with the AR Emoji app, incorrect handling of errors in Knox security software, multiple memory corruption vulnerabilities in various system components, incorrect data size verification in the softsimd library, unvalidated user input in the Smart Clip app and hijacking of certain app interactions in contacts.

Notably, the vulnerabilities will affect Samsung Mobile Android versions 11, 12, 13, and 14. The devices that are at risk include the Galaxy S23 series, Galaxy Z Flip5, Galaxy Z Fold5 and more.

Samsung S23 plus model

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