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January 2022 EMUI security patch fixes these 11 privacy issues

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Huawei has recently debuted its latest January 2022 EMUI security patch details that bring fixes of several common vulnerabilities and exposures. Currently, the Chinese tech maker is rolling out December 2021 security patch but it will soon dispatch the latest security improvements via OTA.

Alongside new product unveiling, Huawei is also good at taking care of its previously launched device and user data security. The company delivers regular firmware updates that include security, system stability optimizations, and more to improve overall device performance.

So, What are the fixes with January 2022 EMUI security patch?

Well, January 2022 EMUI security patch fixes 4 critical, 12 high, and 47 medium levels of CVEs for improved system security. Additionally, it also resolves 2 high levels of CVE in third-party libraries.

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In addition to this, Huawei has also resolved some hidden privacy issues with January 2022 patch that was found in the latest EMUI software versions. To be mentioned, these privacy issues are very harmful to the system because they can enhance the possibility of data leakage and device hacking.

With monthly security patches, Huawei fixes the hidden privacy issue and lowers down the risk. The January 2022 security patch resolves 11 issues for users’ safety. You can check the solved CVE details, severity level, impact, and more detailed below.

January 2022 EMUI issues

The January 2022 security update fixed the following EMUI issues:

CVE 1:

  • CVE-2021-40026: Heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the AOD module
  • Severity: Medium
  • Affected versions: EMUI 12.0.0, EMUI 11.0.0, Magic UI 4.0.0
  • Impact: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may affect service integrity.

CVE 2:

  • CVE-2021-40020: Out-of-bounds array read vulnerability in the security storage module
  • Severity: High
  • Affected versions: EMUI 11.0.0, EMUI 10.1.1, EMUI 10.1.0, EMUI 10.0.0, Magic UI 4.0.0, Magic UI 3.1.1, Magic UI 3.1.0, Magic UI 3.0.0
  • Impact: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may affect service confidentiality.

CVE 3:

  • CVE-2021-40011: Uncontrolled resource consumption vulnerability in the display module
  • Severity: High
  • Affected versions: EMUI 11.0.0, EMUI 10.1.1, EMUI 10.1.0, EMUI 10.0.0, EMUI 9.1.1, EMUI 9.1.0, Magic UI 4.0.0, Magic UI 3.1.1, Magic UI 3.1.0, Magic UI 3.0.0, Magic UI 2.1.1
  • Impact: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may affect service integrity.

CVE 4:

  • CVE-2021-40009: Out-of-bounds write vulnerability in the AOD module
  • Severity: Medium
  • Affected versions: EMUI 12.0.0, EMUI 11.0.0, Magic UI 4.0.0
  • Impact: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may affect service integrity.

CVE 5:

  • CVE-2021-40038: Double free vulnerability in the AOD module
  • Severity: Medium
  • Affected versions: EMUI 12.0.0, EMUI 11.0.0, Magic UI 4.0.0
  • Impact: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may affect service integrity.

CVE 6:

  • CVE-2021-40037: Vulnerability of accessing resources using an incompatible type (type confusion) in the MPTCP subsystem
  • Severity: Medium
  • Affected versions: EMUI 12.0.0, EMUI 11.0.1, EMUI 11.0.0, EMUI 10.1.1, EMUI 10.1.0, EMUI 10.0.0, Magic UI 4.0.0, Magic UI 3.1.1, Magic UI 3.1.0, Magic UI 3.0.0
  • Impact: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may cause the system to crash and restart.

CVE 7:

  • CVE-2021-40029: Buffer overflow vulnerability due to a boundary error with the Samba server in the file management module
  • Severity: Medium
  • Affected versions: EMUI 12.0.0, EMUI 11.0.1, EMUI 11.0.0, EMUI 10.1.1, EMUI 10.1.0, EMUI 10.0.0, Magic UI 4.0.0, Magic UI 3.1.1, Magic UI 3.1.0, Magic UI 3.0.0
  • Impact: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may affect function stability.

CVE 8:

  • CVE-2021-40035: Buffer overflow vulnerability due to a boundary error with the Samba server in the file management module
  • Severity: Medium
  • Affected versions: EMUI 12.0.0, EMUI 11.0.1, EMUI 11.0.0, EMUI 10.1.1, EMUI 10.1.0, EMUI 10.0.0, Magic UI 4.0.0, Magic UI 3.1.1, Magic UI 3.1.0, Magic UI 3.0.0
  • Impact: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may affect function stability.

CVE 9:

  • CVE-2021-40031: Null pointer dereference vulnerability in the camera module
  • Severity: Medium
  • Affected versions: EMUI 12.0.0, EMUI 11.0.0, Magic UI 4.0.0
  • Impact: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may affect service integrity.

CVE 10:

  • CVE-2021-40039: Null pointer dereference vulnerability in the camera module
  • Severity: Medium
  • Affected versions: EMUI 12.0.0, EMUI 11.0.0, Magic UI 4.0.0
  • Impact: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may affect service integrity.

CVE 11:

  • CVE-2021-40004: Improper permission management vulnerability in the cellular module
  • Severity: Medium
  • Affected versions: EMUI 12.0.0, EMUI 11.0.0, EMUI 10.1.1, EMUI 10.1.0, Magic UI 4.0.0, Magic UI 3.1.1, Magic UI 3.1.0
  • Impact: Successful exploitation of this vulnerability may affect service confidentiality.

Amy is our firmware and software specialist, she keeps her eagle eyes open for new software rollouts, beta programs, and other software related activities as well as new smartphone launch.

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Huawei P40 Pro gets security improved with May 2022 patch (EMUI 12)

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Huawei has started sending May 2022 security patches for various of its devices, and now the company is expanding this patch for the Huawei P40 Pro flagship. The Huawei P40 Pro May 2020 security patch is currently rolling out for the devices with EMUI 12 software update.

Huawei P40 Pro users with EMUI 12 could start installing the May 2022 security patch along with EMUI 12 version 12.0.0.246. This update package comes with a downloadable size of 335 megabytes.

According to the information (via huaweiblog), Huawei P40 Pro users have been one of the first smartphone models to feature the EMUI 12 software upgrades. Following this rollout, Huawei has also sent new monthly upgrades for this smartphone in the global market. On the flip side, the Huawei P0

Huawei P40 Pro comes with a quad-camera system that takes high-quality photographs and there’s a periscope telephoto camera system. This flagship has various positive use cases for consumers.

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Below you can check the Huawei P40 Pro May 2022 update changelog:

List of Changes:

  • This update improves system security with security patches.

Security:

  • Integrates security patches released in May 2022 for improved system security.

How to update:

Huawei P40 Pro consumers can download this software by going into Settings and heading towards the Software update section by scrolling down and selecting the software update section. Don’t forget that you can request the latest Huawei P40 Pro update via the My Huawei app as well.

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Huawei P30 Pro May 2022 update rolling out in Europe

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A few days ago, Huawei started to rollout May 2022 update for the Huawei P30 Pro smartphones in the global market that comes with new security patches. The update is rolling out for the consumers that have installed EMUI 12 software update on board. And now, the Huawei P30 Pro May 2022 software update is rolling out for consumers in Europe.

According to Huaweiblog.de, Huawei P30 Pro May 2022 update in Europe is expanding in batches and takes some time to cover every consumer. This update improves the overall security of the devices, hence, we recommend you install the software update on the Huawei P30 Pro smartphone in Europe.

Moving on, if you haven’t already, we suggest you get the EMUI 12 upgrade, as it brings you better features as compared to the EMUI 11. The latest firmware upgrades your device with a new user interface that is intriguing and enables you a smart user experience.

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Huawei P30 Pro has been the best-selling flagship of all time, which comes with the first-ever quad-camera system and it’s one of the best Lieca-powered imaging flagships in the global market. The phone series is still running robust among consumers and sold most units in the Huawei ecosystem of smartphones.

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Don’t forget that you’ll have to download this software update via Settings > open System & updates > then tap on the Software updates, from here navigate with the on-screen instructions, and get going with that. Alternatively, the My Huawei app will get request the firmware update and download it through the above-mentioned instructions.

Huawei P30 Pro is powered by Kirin 980, which boasts immense app processing power to execute tasks on time and it’s the last ever flagship to feature the Google Mobile Services (GMS) suite of applications. Thereafter, Huawei Mate 30 Pro has announced with open-source Android-based EMUI 10.0 featuring Huawei Mobile Services (HMS).

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Huawei P30 Pro EMUI 12 rolling out in Indonesia

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Huawei P30 Pro is receiving EMUI 12 in Indonesia, which comes with new features for the corresponding consumers. The EMUI 12 software update for the Huawei P30 Pro smartphone in Indonesia comes with EMUI 12 version 12.0.0.132 and a large update package size of 5.18GB.

The expansion of EMUI 12 for old Huawei devices is currently underway and brings various new features to Huawei smartphones. As of now, Huawei’s top flagship devices including Mate 40 Pro have already been upgraded with this new EMUI software.

In terms of instructions, Huawei P30 and P30 Pro consumers can download this software update by visiting System settings > then navigate towards System & updates > from here tap on Software updates and then tap on CHECK FOR UPDATES.

According to the information, Huawei P30 Pro users in Indonesia can also request this update via the My Huawei app, by tuning into the updates section.

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Don’t forget that you must have to take some precautions before installing this software update. First, make a backup of your important data. Make sure you’ve charged up your Huawei phone to a sufficient battery level. The installation process may take some minutes therefore, you may have to wait for the installation process to complete.

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Talking about the update:

Huawei P30 Pro consumers can download the EMUI 12 to get a new control panel, which modifies the traditional quick settings and swaps it with an entirely new place for services. The Chinese tech maker brought in, exciting new additions to this software such as better animations, speedy task handling, and other use cases that improves your overall user experience of the device.

There are also some useful features that will keep you updated with your smart devices therefore, we recommend you install the latest software update to get these features on board.

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