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June security update lands for the Verizon Galaxy Note 5 and S6 edge+
Verizon has begun pushing out a new update to its Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 edge+ handsets in the past 24 hours. There aren’t any major new features packed in here, but the updates do include the latest Android security patches from Google.
The update brings the two device’s security up to the latest Android June patch. The update addresses a number of important potential exploits, including driver elevation privilege vulnerabilities with Qualcomm processors, issues with the Mediaserver, and SD card emulation. In total there are 6 critical fixes, 11 high severity patches, and 4 problems fixed that were of moderate concern. Most of the fixes attempt to deal with privilege elevation exploits, as Google tries to eliminate potential vulnerabilities similar to Stagefright before Android N hits devices.
If you’d like a full breakdown of the June security patch, you can read Google’s full detailed bulletin here.
As usual, Verizon will be rolling the patches out across the country in the coming days, but you might have some luck hammering that update button in the settings menu if you haven’t seen the OTA notification appear quite yet. Have you spotted the updating rolling out for your handset already?