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February Security update for Nokia 3 now available [List of markets]

HMD has started pushing February Security update 2018 to Nokia 3 in some markets. The February Security update brings a fix for a critical security vulnerability in Media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code. For all software update news related to other Nokia phones click here.

On the basis of tips received from our readers, we will collate a list of markets and the Nokia 3 variants for which February Security update is now available. So, do let us know if you have received the update in the comments section.

List of markets where it is available:

  • In India TA-1032
  • In Hungary TA-1020
  • In Thailand TA-1032
  • In Belgium TA-1032

As you can see in the screenshots below the February security update for Nokia 3 is around 86.9 MB in size. You will either be prompted to download this update or you can check by going to Settings and searching system updates and then by checking for the update.

Nokia 3 February Security update changelog:

The changelog for the February update for Nokia 3 mentions only the February Security patch that brings a fix for a critical security vulnerability in Media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code. Read the full changelog for February Security patch update by clicking here.

The most severe of these issues is a critical security vulnerability in Media framework that could enable a remote attacker using a specially crafted file to execute arbitrary code within the context of a privileged process. The severity assessment is based on the effect that exploiting the vulnerability would possibly have on an affected device, assuming the platform and service mitigations are turned off for development purposes or if successfully bypassed.

We have had no reports of active customer exploitation or abuse of these newly reported issues. Refer to the Android and Google Play Protect mitigations section for details on the Android security platform protections and Google Play Protect, which improve the security of the Android platform.

HMD has been quite consistent in terms of releasing Monthly Security updates and OS updates for Nokia smartphones already available in the market. HMD has also made it clear that all Nokia Android Phones will receive minimum two years of OS update support.

Thanks, Aasif & Vikas for the tip and screenshot. Cheers!!

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