HMD has started pushing the March Android Security update to Nokia 5 and 6 in some markets. The update comes as the standalone March security update to both the devices.
The March 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 within the context of a privileged process. 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 5 & 6 variants for which March 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:
- Nokia 5 TA-1053 in India
- Nokia 6 TA-1021 in India
- Nokia 6 TA-1021 in Bangladesh
- Nokia 6 (TA-1021) in Malaysia
- Nokia 6 (TA-1033) in UK
- Nokia 5 in Hungary (TA-1024)
- Nokia 6 in Germany (TA-1021)
- Nokia 6 in Philippines TA-1021
- Nokia 5 in México (TA-1044) (TA-1027)
- Nokia 5 in Sri Lanka (TA-1053)
- Nokia 6 TA-1033 in Greece
- Nokia 5 TA-1053 in Tunisia
- Nokia 6 TA-1025 in the USA
- Nokia 6 in TA-1039 in Mexico
- Nokia 6 TA-1039 in Chile
- Nokia 5 (TA-1053) in UAE
- Nokia 6 (TA-1021) in UAE
- Nokia 5 TA 1053 in Kenya
- Nokia 6 (TA-1021) in Finland
- Nokia 6 TA-1003 in Croatia
As you can see in the screenshots below the March security update for Nokia 5 is around 132.3 MB in size.
As you can see in the screenshots below the March security update for Nokia 6 is around 132.0 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 5 & 6 March Security update changelog:
The changelog for the March Security update for Nokia 5 and 6 only mentions the security patch. Read the full changelog for March 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. Theseverity 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 theAndroid 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 Shubham and Genn for the tip and screenshots. Cheers!!