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HarmonyOS August 2021 security patch details for smartphones

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HarmonyOS patch details

Huawei has published the August 2021 HarmonyOS security details for phones and tablet devices. According to the information, Huawei has fixed a number of new security flaws with the latest HarmonyOS device security patches.

These security patches are released under monthly security maintenance for Huawei’s major flagship models and the rest of them draws under the quarterly section. If any of the corresponding HarmonyOS device users receive the August 2021 HarmonyOS security patch, you are recommended to install the updates on your device.

Security Patch:

Security updates are just patches that come with feature enhancements, performance improvements, bug fixes, etc. The more you delay the installation of these Security Updates, the more vulnerable your device will become.

HarmonyOS August 2021 security patch details:

HarmonyOS August 2021 security patches fix 4 medium levels of CVE in the framework. 27 medium levels of CVEs were found and fixed in HarmonyOS 2.0 kernel. A total of 5 medium to low-level CVEs are fixed in the system.

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On the other hand, there are 2 high and 7 medium levels of CVE fixed in the HarmonyOS 2.0 app section. There are also third-party libraries, that are covered by the HarmonyOS security patches protection and fix 40 CVEs of high to medium levels found in the HarmonyOS 2.0 version.

If the security patch level of your Huawei phone or tablet is 2021-08-01 or later, all issues described in this update and the HarmonyOS Security Bulletin – August 2021 have been resolved.

CVE – CVE, short for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures, is a list of publicly disclosed computer security flaws. When someone refers to a CVE, they mean a security flaw that’s been assigned a CVE ID number.

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A few of dangers fixed in this update:

CVE-2021-22323/CVE-2021-22369:

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  • Description: Some Huawei products have a vulnerability of not verifying parameters, leading to memory leaks and out-of-bounds memory accesses.
  • Harm: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may affect data availability and confidentiality.

CVE-2021-22427/CVE-2021-22428:

  • Description: Some Huawei products have a race condition vulnerability.
  • Harm: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may bypass authentication.

CVE-2021-36987:

  • Description: Some Huawei products have a vulnerability of releasing the same linked list node multiple times due to race conditions.
  • Harm: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may cause a system reset.

CVE-2021-22472:

  • Description: Some Huawei products have an improper verification vulnerability.
  • Harm: exploitation of this vulnerability may affect data confidentiality.

Most of Deng Li's smartphones are from the Huawei ecosystem and his first Huawei phone was Ascend Mate 2 (4G). As a tech enthusiast, he keeps exploring new technologies and inspects them closely. Apart from the technology world, he takes care of his garden.

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Huawei May 2022 HarmonyOS update rolling for Honor 9X series

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May 2022 update Honor 9X

Honor 9X series which consists of the standard 9X model and the Pro variant is finally receiving the May 2022 security update. The update is rolling out in batches and will gradually expand among the corresponding device users.

The latest firmware is upgraded from the HarmonyOS 2.0.0.232 version and appears as 2.0.0.235. Moreover, it is only compatible with specific models of the Honor 9X series. Hence, users must check the device version and model, before installing the update.

Adapting Models:

  • Honor 9X (HLK-AL00)
  • Honor 9X (HLK-AL00a)
  • Honor 9X Pro (HLK-AL10)

Users holding Honor 9X series smartphones must note that apart from increasing the system security and stability, the latest May 2022 update does not mingle any new changes. Yet, it mends the common issues and exploits of the system, resulting in smooth functioning of the device.

  • Incorporates May 2022 security patch that enhances system security.

May 2022 update Honor 9X

How to Update Honor 9X Series?

Although the OTA update is on its way, you can try the manual trick to grab the software. Just go to the Settings, and click on the System & Updates. Further, tap on the Software Updates followed by the Check for Updates.

Let the phone connect to the server, and bring the latest update on the screen. To the available update, hit the Download and Install button. Thereafter, we recommend users let the system optimize the new application so that the device could run efficiently.

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Honor 9X series

There isn’t much difference between the classic 9X and the Honor 9X Pro smartphone. Both the device features a 6.59-inch LCD panel and appeared with the Android 9 system on the consumer platform.

Besides, both smartphones sport a tri-cam plateau on the back side. This plateau gives space to a 48MP prime shooter, an 8MP ultrawide lens with a 120-degree angle, and a 2MP depth sensor. On the front side, the devices display a motorized pop-up camera of 16MP.

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Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G gets June 2022 HarmonyOS update

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Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus June 2022 update

The 5G capable smartphone – Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus has started grabbing a new software update that integrates the June 2022 security patch. The firmware is carrying the latest HarmonyOS version 2.0.0.234, updated from HarmonyOS 2.0.0.233.

According to the information, the new June 2022 update for Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus handset enhances the system security. Consequently, it shields the core structure of the device in order to protect it from minor bugs and issues.

Apart from these improvements, the update also increases the system stability and boosts the performance level of the device. Thus, making the smartphone system more comprehensive and responsive to the users.

Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus June 2022 update

Currently, the update is rolling out in batches, which indicates that it will take a long while to approach all the devices. In the meantime, users can try the manual method to reach the new update by navigating to the phone’s Settings, followed by System & Updates, and Software Updates.

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Further, tap on the Check For Updates and wait for the phone to get the latest update for you. Thereafter, click on the Download & Install option, and continue the installation procedure.

Models receiving updates:

  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G (FRL-AN00a)
  • Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G (FRL-TN00)

New Software Detail:

  • Latest Version: Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G users getting HarmonyOS 2.0.0.234
  • Changelog: Updated to the security patch released in June 2022 for improved system security

Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus 5G

The round-mounted camera smartphone featuring a 6.63-inch IPS LCD screen appeared in 4 shiny colorways. Showing a battery capacity of 4200mAh with fast charging of 40W, Enjoy 20 Plus has been an iconic model in the Enjoy lineup.

The device captures a 48MP primary lens, with an 8MP ultrawide shooter, and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front side, it packs a motorized pop-up selfie camera of 16 megapixels.

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June 2022 update for Huawei MatePad 10.4 Wi-Fi version rolling

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Huawei MatePad 10.4 June 2022 update

Huawei is hastily engaged in delivering the latest June 2022 security patch updates to its eligible devices. While many smartphones have already received the new patch, Huawei MatePad 10.4 Wi-Fi version is now getting the June 2022 security update.

The fresh June 2022 patch is arriving on the HarmonyOS platform in China. Further, it holds the build version as 2.0.0.162, upgraded from 2.0.0.151. Hence users must have HarmonyOS 2.0.0.151 as the baseline version to install the new update.

Apart from the version, only those users that are having the Huawei MatePad 10.4 with a BAH4-W09 model number are eligible to adopt the latest June 2022 security update.

Huawei MatePad 10.4 June 2022 update

June 2022 HarmonyOS update Changelog

As entitled, the changelog brings some optimizes for the MatePad 10.4 tablets. Consequently, the update enhances the experience of some applications in the system. It improves the functioning level and stability of the apps when in use.

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Moreover, the changelog reads the presence of the June 2022 patch that fixes a bunch of critical and high levels of vulnerabilities in the device. Hence, we suggest users download the firmware as soon as the update knocks on the notification panel.

Optimization: Application

  • Optimize the user experience in some applications

Security Patch:

  • Incorporates the June 2022 security patch to enhance system security

Huawei MatePad 10.4 June 2022 update

Update Notes:

Before you move on to the update section, let’s understand some important measures to take in the installation procedure.

  1. Maintain enough battery and storage on your device
  2. Use a stable Wi-Fi connection over a regular data network for downloading the software
  3. Do not forcefully turn off the tablet, once the installation gets started
  4. Give some time to the device for self-optimization

Update Instructions:

To update the device, visit the Settings menu. Further, select System & Updates and tap on the Software Update option. Click on the Check for Updates and follow the on-screen prompts.

You can also request the update via the My Huawei app by navigating to the application and heading to the Update section.

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