After Nokia 5 and Nokia 3, HMD has started pushing January Security update 2018 to Nokia 8 in some markets. The January Security update brings fixes for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. For all software update news related to other Nokia phones click here.
On the basis of tips received from our readers, we have collated a list of markets and the Nokia 8 variants for which January Security update is now available.
List of markets where it is available:
- TA-1004 in Malaysia
- In the Netherlands
- UK TA-1012, running Oreo, no carrier lock, O2 sim-card
- In UAE
- TA-1004 in India
- In Iraq
- In Nigeria
- In Norway
- TA-1052 In Serbia
- Nokia 8 TA-1004 (Germany)
- Mexico (TA-1012)
As you can see in the screenshots below the January security update for Nokia 8 is around 97.3 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 8 January Security update changelog:
The changelog for the update only mentions the January Security patch that brings fixes for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. Read the full changelog for January Security patch update by clicking here.
Note: CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754, a set of vulnerabilities related to speculative execution in processors, have been publicly disclosed. Android is unaware of any successful reproduction of these vulnerabilities that would allow unauthorized information disclosure on any ARM-based Android device.
To provide additional protection, the update for CVE-2017-13218 included in this bulletin reduces access to high-precision timers, which helps limits side channel attacks (such as CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2017-5753, and CVE-2017-5754) of all known variants of ARM processors.
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 Wilbert for the tip and screenshots. Cheers!!