After Nokia 6 2018, Nokia 7 Plus and Nokia 3 HMD has started pushing the April Android Security update to Nokia 8 in some markets. The update comes as the standalone April security update to Nokia 8. For all software update news related to other Nokia phones click here.
The April Security update brings 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.
On the basis of tips received from our readers, we will collate a list of markets and the Nokia 8 variants for which April 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-1004
- In Iraq
- In Bangladesh TA-1004
- In Malaysia TA-1004
- In the UK TA-1012
- In the UK TA-1052
- In UAE TA-1004
- In Norway TA-1004
- In US TA-1052
- In Nigeria TA-1004
- In Spain
- In Sweden TA-1004
How to update & update 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. The update is around 77.8 MB in size and you need to be on WiFi to download and install it.
Nokia 8 April Security update changelog:
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.
Read the complete details here.
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.