Huawei has just released the latest January 2022 security patch details for devices running on the EMUI software system. Meanwhile, the Chinese tech maker has also started the beta testing for the next EMUI version, EMUI 12 in the global market.
Talking about system security, it is very essential for any smart device because it brings fixes for the CVEs found in the latest software versions. The security patches defend the device against threats and provide better system security.
This time, Huawei has already delivered December 2021 EMUI security patch for most of its devices including smartphones and tablets. However, the company will soon begin the rollout of this latest security update for its devices via OTA.
In the past few months, we have observed that Huawei has boosted its security update program and started releasing security details ahead of time or on time as well as rollout. It is a really impressive behavior of Huawei towards the care of its devices.
January 2022 EMUI security patch details:
The January 2022 EMUI security patch fixes different levels of exploits and issues including 4 critical, 12 high, and 47 medium levels of CVEs for improved system security. In addition to this, it also resolves 2 high levels of CVE in third-party libraries.
Critical: CVE-2021-0967, CVE-2021-0968
High: CVE-2021-0704, CVE-2021-0952, CVE-2021-0954, CVE-2021-0955, CVE-2021-0963, CVE-2021-0964, CVE-2021-0965, CVE-2021-0966, CVE-2021-0970, CVE-2021-0971, CVE-2021-33909, CVE-2021-38204
Medium: CVE-2021-0726, CVE-2021-0849, CVE-2021-0731, CVE-2021-0738, CVE-2021-0761, CVE-2021-0765, CVE-2021-0768, CVE-2021-0770, CVE-2021-0772, CVE-2021-0789, CVE-2021-0803, CVE-2021-0866, CVE-2021-0716, CVE-2021-0855, CVE-2021-0560, CVE-2021-0805, CVE-2021-0779, CVE-2021-0791, CVE-2021-0795, CVE-2021-0838, CVE-2021-0840, CVE-2021-0844, CVE-2021-0796, CVE-2021-0797, CVE-2021-0798, CVE-2021-0804, CVE-2021-0822, CVE-2021-0824, CVE-2021-0886, CVE-2021-0969, CVE-2021-0976, CVE-2021-0992, CVE-2021-0998, CVE-2021-1007, CVE-2021-1009, CVE-2021-1010, CVE-2021-1011, CVE-2021-1012, CVE-2021-1022, CVE-2021-1024, CVE-2021-1030, CVE-2021-1031, CVE-2020-25668, CVE-2021-39636, CVE-2021-39648, CVE-2021-39656, CVE-2021-23134
Already included in previous updates: CVE-2020-0368, CVE-2021-0434, CVE-2021-0929, CVE-2021-0794, CVE-2021-0837, CVE-2021-0759, CVE-2020-26139, CVE-2020-11288, CVE-2020-11176, CVE-2020-11291, CVE-2020-11304, CVE-2021-1900, CVE-2021-1925, CVE-2021-1937, CVE-2021-30260, CVE-2021-1914, CVE-2021-1916, CVE-2021-1919, CVE-2021-1920, CVE-2021-1886, CVE-2021-1888, CVE-2021-1889, CVE-2021-1890, CVE-2021-1909, CVE-2021-1923, CVE-2021-1933, CVE-2021-1935, CVE-2021-1946, CVE-2021-1952, CVE-2021-1960, CVE-2021-1971, CVE-2021-30295, CVE-2021-1934, CVE-2021-1913, CVE-2021-1917, CVE-2021-1932, CVE-2021-1936, CVE-2021-1949, CVE-2021-1959, CVE-2021-1984, CVE-2021-1985, CVE-2021-30256, CVE-2021-30257, CVE-2021-30258, CVE-2021-30288, CVE-2021-30291, CVE-2021-30292, CVE-2021-30297, CVE-2021-30302, CVE-2021-30310, CVE-2021-1983
High: CVE-2021-20322, CVE-2021-3640
Check February 2023 EMUI security patch details
Huawei has released February 2023 EMUI security patch details that will fetch better safety for smartphones running EMUI 12.0.1, EMUI 12.0, and EMUI 11 in the global market.
In the meantime, Huawei keeps on sending security patches, optimizations, and other important performance upgrades over the OTA method directly to the devices.
Meanwhile, Huawei has not released the February 2023 EMUI security patch update for smartphones but it may soon be delivered to the corresponding eligible models.
Why it’s important?
Security patches are important and Huawei releases such upgrades for smartphones to implement high safety measures to guard the data and fight vulnerabilities. Such updates roll out monthly and quarterly sessions.
Huawei has fixed 2 issues in critical condition, 14 of them fixed in high mode, medium and low level of vulnerabilities are not recorded this time. While there are 23 common vulnerability exposures patched from the last firmware version.
Specifically, it fixes an unauthorized access vulnerability (CVE-2022-48286) in the multi-screen collaboration module, which could have affected the confidentiality of the files that you are sharing over the air.
There are two medium-level vulnerabilities fixed for Bluetooth modules, which could exploit user data. CVE-2022-48295 addresses the fix of authentification of the IHwAntiMalPlugin API, which could let malware attack your Huawei device.
Next comes the Huawei fix for permission management vulnerability in the SystemUI module, which may cause users to receive misleading broadcasts from malicious apps for storage exploitations.
Below you can check all of the CVE counts and codes mentioned in the February 2023 security bulletin.
- CVE-2022-22088, CVE-2022-41674
- CVE-2022-20456, CVE-2022-20461, CVE-2022-20489, CVE-2022-20490, CVE-2022-20492, CVE-2022-20493, CVE-2022-20494, CVE-2023-20905, CVE-2023-20913, CVE-2023-20915, CVE-2023-20920, CVE-2023-20921, CVE-2022-33255, CVE-2022-32635
Already included in previous updates:
- CVE-2022-20504, CVE-2022-20506, CVE-2022-20513, CVE-2022-20515, CVE-2022-20516, CVE-2022-20517, CVE-2022-20518, CVE-2022-20520, CVE-2022-20521, CVE-2022-20525, CVE-2022-20528, CVE-2022-20530, CVE-2022-20537, CVE-2022-20539, CVE-2022-20541, CVE-2022-20544, CVE-2022-20546, CVE-2022-20552, CVE-2022-42535, CVE-2022-42542, CVE-2022-20496, CVE-2022-20566, CVE-2021-39793
February 2023 security patch may take some time to toss over the devices and we’ll keep you posted.
Huawei Nova 7 January 2023 EMUI update is expanding
Huawei is expanding the January 2023 security patch for Nova 7 global version that improves the phone’s capability against potential threats. According to the information, Huawei Nova 7 January 2023 EMUI update comes with version 184.108.40.206 and 233 megabytes. This update is rolling out in batches began to rollout early last month.
You can check for the update via Settings or via the My Huawei app. Below you can see the update changelog:
This update improves system security with security patches.
- Integrates security patches released in January 2023 for improved system security.
- This update will not erase your personal data but we recommend that you back up only important data before updating.
- If you encounter any issues during the update contact the Huawei customer service hotline.
- The update package will be deleted automatically after the update is complete.
Thanks to the tipster – Mohammed for this amazing update.
Huawei Mate Xs 2 and Nova 9 gets January 2023 EMUI update
Despite the fact that EMUI 13 has not made its way to us, Huawei Mate Xs 2 and Nova 9 users can download January 2023 security update with EMUI build version 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.1681 respectively (via Huaweiportal).
Huawei Mate Xs 2 is an exceptional smartphone and it is a second-generation outward folding device that made its way to the global market. On the other side, it provides a new user experience than the predecessor.
The Nova 9 has a unique design and helped Huawei to recover Nova series sales among global consumers supporting a high-quality camera system. It equips 120Hz refresh rate and Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G 4G.
Interestingly, Huawei Mate Xs 2 and Nova 9 launched with pre-installed EMUI 12 software and there are various features that caught our eye. However, it’s been already an entire year since Huawei rolled out a major upgrade. And EMUI 13 is all we’re waiting for.
For now, Huawei has not informed us about the EMUI 13 release date but these two smartphone owners eagerly waiting for a new announcement. Don’t forget that you can check for the latest firmware via system Settings > tap on System & updates > then move with the Software update to fetch a new upgrade for your Mate Xs 2 and Nova 9.
Below you can check the full changelog for both of these rolllouts.
- This update improves system security with security patches.
- January 2023 security patches integrated for better system security.
- With this update, your personal data will not be deleted, but it is recommended to backup all important data before updating. If you encounter any problems during the update, please call Huawei customer service support line or visit one of the Huawei service centers for assistance. This update package will be deleted automatically after the update is complete.