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October 2021 Huawei EMUI Security details comes in advance



October 2021 Security Update

Huawei has released the October 2021 EMUI/Magic UI security patch details for its various devices in advance. It’s quite impressive that the company is more focused on its monthly updates and announced it early, which is not the case with previous patches.

This latest update contains monthly Android and Huawei patches for addressing some known bugs in the system. After, the installation of this monthly security patch it’ll stabilize the performance of the devices and keep them protected from some external and internal threads.

Moving with the update release note, the October 2021 EMUI security patch brings 46 fixes address by Google and 56 fixes address by the manufacturer Huawei. However, the company is still sending the September 2021 security release note to different regions.

Besides, this Chinese phone maker also published the HarmonyOS security patch details for September 2021. At the same time, it also started to roll out this update for various devices on HarmonyOS 2.0 by the start of this month.

And now, let talk about the October 2021 EMUI/Magic UI security patch containing the fixes released by Huawei and Google.

October 2021 Security Update

Android Security Patches:

There’s a total of 46 CVE, among them, there’s one critical level, 27 are of high level, and 2 medium level CVE fixes. In addition, 16 CVEs were already included in previously released fixes. You can check the details below-

  • Critical: CVE-2021-0687
  • High: CVE-2021-0644, CVE-2021-0682, CVE-2021-0683, CVE-2021-0684, CVE-2021-0686, CVE-2021-0598, CVE-2021-0688, CVE-2021-0689, CVE-2021-0690, CVE-2021-0595, CVE-2020-26558, CVE-2021-0695, CVE-2021-0680, CVE-2021-0681, CVE-2019-10581, CVE-2021-0518, CVE-2021-30290, CVE-2021-30294, CVE-2021-1941, CVE-2021-1948, CVE-2021-1974, CVE-2021-0869, CVE-2021-30290, CVE-2021-30294, CVE-2021-0685, CVE-2021-0693, CVE-2021-0869
  • Medium: CVE-2021-1957, CVE-2021-1961
  • Already included in previous updates: CVE-2021-0519, CVE-2021-0573, CVE-2021-0574, CVE-2021-0576, CVE-2021-0515, CVE-2021-0514, CVE-2021-0513, CVE-2021-0571, CVE-2020-0368, CVE-2021-0592, CVE-2021-0577, CVE-2021-0639, CVE-2020-14381, CVE-2021-3347, CVE-2021-1947, CVE-2021-28375

Huawei Security Patches:

Huawei has acknowledged a total of 56 CVEs with the October 2021 EMUI/Magic UI security patch for Huawei and Honor devices. Furthermore, the latest fixes include 37 Medium, 13 high, and 6 low levels of CVEs. Scroll down for detailed information.

  • CVE-2021-22326: Kernel space read/write vulnerability  [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22319: Improper verification vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22488: Unauthorized file access vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22485: SSID vulnerability with Wi-Fi network connections in Huawei devices [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22481: Verification errors [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22489: DoS vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22469: Out-of-bounds memory read vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22460: Boot restriction bypass vulnerability in some Huawei phones [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22455: Integer overflow vulnerability with the Always On Display (AOD) driver in some Huawei devices [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22420: Vulnerability of forging package names by implementing the getBasePackageName method in some Huawei devices [High Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22475: Improper permission management vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-3506: Out-of-bounds operation vulnerability after rooting in some Huawei phones [High Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37011: Improper verification vulnerability [High Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22491: Input verification vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-36999: Buffer overflow vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-36997: Low memory error in some Huawei devices due to the unlimited size of images to be parsed [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-36995: Unauthorized file access vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-36994: Trustlist strings being repeatedly inserted into the linked list in some Huawei devices due to race conditions [Low Severity]
  • CVE-2021-36991: Unauthorized file access vulnerability in some Huawei devices due to unstandardized path input [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-36990: Vulnerability of tampering with the kernel in some Huawei phones [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-36989: Kernel crash vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-36986: Vulnerability of tampering with the kernel in some Huawei phones [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-36985: Code injection vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22370: Improper verification vulnerability [High Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37013: Permission control vulnerability with the setHdbKey API in HwPackageManagerServiceEx in some EMUI devices [Low Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22345: Improper verification vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37020: Improper verification vulnerability [High Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37119: Service logic vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-22374: Out-of-bounds array access in the kernel of some Huawei phones [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37117: Service logic vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37116: Input verification vulnerability [High Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37114: Out-of-bounds read vulnerability [Low Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37111: Memory leakage vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37110: Timing design defects [High Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37103: Improper permission management vulnerability in the Huawei Wallet app [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37093: Improper access control vulnerability [High Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37092: Memory leakage vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37075: Credential management vulnerability [High Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37056: Improper permission control vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37054: Identity spoofing and authentication bypass vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37053: Service logic vulnerability in some HUAWEI devices [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37052: Exception log vulnerability High Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37051: Out-of-bounds read vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37050: Missing sensitive data encryption vulnerability [High Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37049: Heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37047: Input verification vulnerability [Low Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37045: UAF vulnerability [High Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37044: Permission control vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37042: Improper verification vulnerability [Low Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37041: Improper verification vulnerability [Low Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37040: Parameter injection vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37038: Improper access control vulnerability  [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37021: Improper verification vulnerability [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37120: Double free vulnerability [High Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37121: Configuration defects in some [Medium Severity]
  • CVE-2021-37014: Integer overflow vulnerability [Medium Severity]


At present, the company is only releasing the September security patch for Global and domestic users. The October Security patch is yet to roll out for the users. However, looking at the focus of the company, it’ll soon start the rollout process, we’ll keep to posted further. Until then, Stay connected with us.

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Huawei P40 lite gets March 2023 update with new Device+ addition



Huawei P40 Lite March 2023 update

Huawei P40 lite is one of the most amazing smartphones to buy and the company is now sending a new software update for this device that brings March 2023 security patches.

You should know that such updates roll out in batches and may take some time to reach the smartphone. However, you are free to check this release manually via Settings. If you have more doubts on this matter, please check the instructions mentioned below.

Huawei P40 Lite comes with a 6.4-inch display and it’s powered by Kirin 810 (7 nm) chipset with Octa-core (2×2.27 GHz Cortex-A76 & 6×1.88 GHz Cortex-A55) and Mali-G52 MP6 GPU.

The phone equips a quad camera system including a 48 MP main camera with f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF + an 8 MP (ultrawide) with f/2.4 + a 2 MP macro camera with f/2.4 and a 2 MP f/2.4 aperture depth camera. The phone has a 16 MP front-facing camera with f/2.0, (wide), 1/3.06″.

Looking at the firmware, the March 2023 update for Huawei P40 Lite comes with EMUI 12 version You will have to download an update package size of 424 MB. The changelog only says about the security patches but there’s more on this matter that you should know.

Huawei has also installed a new widget to the Device+ feature, which allows you to manage watch and band devices directly from the control panel.

How to update:

To install the latest software update, head towards Settings > from here and tap on System & updates. Now you need to open the Software updates menu and not tap on CHECK FOR UPDATES at the bottom of the screen.

Huawei P40 Lite March 2023 update


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Long Enough: A Huawei Mate 8 finally fetches EMUI 8 (Android 8)




Huawei Mate 8 EMUI 8

EMUI 8 (Android 8) is released a long ago and Huawei published this roadmap to the Mate 8 in 2018. However, there is one Huawei Mate 8 user that now received EMUI 8, which took too long to come.

According to the information, Huawei released the EMUI 8 schedule for all of its devices in 2017. Huawei Mate 8 was also a part of the upgrade process along with other smartphones.

Phone users in the global market already installed this major OTA update. However, there may be a few users that were stuck on the old firmware EMUI 5.0 (based on Android 7).

You should know that Huawei Mate 8 was launched with EMUI 4 version and has better camera features. However, it later received version 5.0, followed by EMUI 8. Now, there’s no major software update available for this device.


The Huawei Mate 8 user who sent us this information is surprised by the fact that the phone wasn’t able to fetch the firmware for this long. As the other users had it 4 years ago.

A similar issue has been caught in other Huawei devices and stop receiving new software updates without any reason. There are also some external factors including the use case in another country. This could also delay OTA delivery.

As for the firmware, it comes with version and has a package size of 2.29GB. The changelog reveals that the update packs Android 8 and also boosts performance. To be mentioned, Huawei has added new features and improvements to make this smartphone more useful and intuitive, faster and safer.

Huawei Mate 8 comes with Kirin 950 chipset and 6 inches full HD resolution display. The phone has a 16MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie camera. Looking at the design, the phone has a wide display with top and bottom bezels and there’s a physical fingerprint reader below the rear camera module.

Thanks, Zhao for the amazing tip.

Huawei Mate 8 EMUI 8

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Huawei EMUI March 2023 Updates List



Huawei EMUI

Huawei has released March 2023 EMUI security patch details for global users and updates are flying everywhere among global smartphones. On the other hand, most Huawei phones have already received February 2023 security patch.

Huawei rolls out these software upgrades to improve the user experience. Therefore, it’s recommended that you install the latest firmware to keep your smartphone up to date with the latest security solutions. That’s not it, Huawei could also send some system patches for performance improvement, which you can check manually via Settings.


Meanwhile, users are eagerly waiting for a new major upgrade – EMUI 13. Interestingly, March also going silent, as we move half-way-through this month. It’s been a year since EMUI 12 made its debut and still, users now asking for Huawei’s take on EMUI 13 release for old devices.

P60 series:

Other than this, Huawei is also preparing to launch the Huawei P60 series, which will bring a number of new technologies. Furthermore, it could come with various new features, which may later be added to EMUI software. Yet, none of these are confirmed officially.

But we’ll keep you posted with all of the latest development in this story.

Huawei EMUI

Until then, check all the Huawei EMUI software updates rolling out in March 2023.

March 25, 2023:

  • Huawei Nova Y70 receives software with March 2023 security patch for better system security.
  • Huawei Nova 9 gets EMUI with a number of new optimizations including display, apps, system, and stability.

March 21, 2023:

  • Huawei P40 Lite users in Europe are getting firmware version with the latest security patch solutions.
  • The latest feature-packed Huawei Mate 50 Pro software update for global users is reaching more places, allowing them to experience the latest additions on the go.

March 20, 2023:

  • Huawei is sending a new software update for the Huawei P50 Pro smartphone in the global market that comes with March 2023 security update and firmware version

March 18, 2023:

Huawei Mate 50 Pro in the global market is getting a new software update that comes with EMUI version and a package size of 867 megabytes. However, the changelog of this update is more interesting because there are a lot of changes inside.

According to the information, Huawei is sending new camera improvements for better photography, it also has apps and sound quality optimizations. Furthermore, you will latest solutions for better system performance and security. Read more here.

March 10, 2023:

  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro is one of the first smartphones to get the March 2023 security update, it’s EMUI firmware version is

March 9, 2023:

  • Huawei Nova 8i, Nova Y61, and Nova Y60 are grabbing February 2023 security update with EMUI version,, and for Nova 8i, Y61, and Y60 respectively.

March 7, 2023:

  • Huawei Nova 7 is receiving a new firmware update that comes with build version, which improves the phone’s security by featuring EMUI February 2023 patch.

March 6, 2023:

  • Huawei Mate 40 Pro is getting a new software update in the global market that comes with February 2023 security patch and it has EMUI version

March 4, 2023:

  • Huawei FreeBuds 5i is up to grab a new system stability firmware upgrade that improves these earbuds’ performance.
  • Huawei P40 Lite can now download February 2023 security patch via OTA and the version is

March 3, 2023:

  • Huawei Nova 10 series is one of the earliest phones to launch with pre-installed EMUI 12 and now the Chinese tech maker is sending February 2023 security update for this smartphone in the global market.

March 2, 2023:

  • Huawei has released a new software update for the P30 Pro flagship with version and it comes with February 2023 security patch for improved system safety. While, users of this phone want to fix the blur issue that is occurring on the main camera of the flagship.
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