After Nokia 2, Nokia 3 and Nokia 8, HMD has started pushing February Security update 2018 to Nokia 6 in some markets. The update comes as only the security patch to TA-1021 variant in India while it comes with a new Android Oreo build to the Nokia 6 TA-1033 variant.
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 6 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-1021 and TA-1033
- In USA – TA- 1025
- In Spain – Nokia 6 TA-1025
- In Pakistan – Nokia 6 TA-1021
- In Serbia – Nokia 6 TA 1021
- In Poland – TA-1021
- In Finland – TA-1021
- In Bulgaria – TA-1033
- In Norway – TA-1021
- In Bulgaria – TA 1021
- In UAE – TA-1021
- In Cambodia – TA-1021
- In Hungary – TA-1021
- In Bangladesh – TA-1021
As you can see in the screenshots below the February security update for Nokia 6 TA-1021 is around 171.4 MB in size. For Nokia 6 TA-1033 it is 1760 MB in size with the new Oreo build.
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 6 February Security update changelog:
The changelog for the February update for Nokia 6 TA-1021 mentions only the February Security update. Changelog for Nokia 6 TA-1033 mentions Oreo build v5.22A along with the security update, which only adds “A” over the original stable Oreo build v5.22. This means very minor changes over the original Oreo build.
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 Aditya, Jayakrishnan and Premsdarshan for the tip and screenshots. Cheers!!