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Nokia 3 receiving January Android Security update in many markets

HMD has started pushing January Security update 2018 to Nokia 3 in many markets. The January Security update brings fixes for Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. For software update news related to other Nokia phones click here.

As you can see in the screenshots below the January security update for Nokia 3 is around 86.6 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 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 Vikas for the tip and screenshots. Cheers!!

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