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Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel-SA-00086)

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2017/12/03 09:44:39 (permalink)
Check to see if you system is vulnerable and needs an update.
 
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    Re: Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel-SA-00086) 2017/12/03 09:50:58 (permalink)
    https://forums.evga.com/Intel-Management-Engine-Vulnerability-m2733810.aspx#2737286
     
    this was posted 2 weeks ago, is it the same detection tool?
     


    Neither of my x99 systems show as vulnerable.
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    Re: Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel-SA-00086) 2017/12/03 09:57:19 (permalink)
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    https://forums.evga.com/Intel-Management-Engine-Vulnerability-m2733810.aspx#2737286
     
    this was posted 2 weeks ago, is it the same detection tool?


    Intel's site says "Last Reviewed: 29-Nov-2017" which was 4 days ago.

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    Re: Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel-SA-00086) 2017/12/03 10:01:21 (permalink)
    It is the same tool, so intel may have updated the page. Either way, it is good they are releasing information.

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    Re: Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel-SA-00086) 2017/12/03 10:16:56 (permalink)
    How Vulnerable is an X58 system with a Westmere?
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    Re: Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel-SA-00086) 2017/12/03 10:17:46 (permalink)
    Check with the program provided.

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    Re: Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel-SA-00086) 2017/12/03 10:28:16 (permalink)
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    It is the same tool, so intel may have updated the page. Either way, it is good they are releasing information.

    Intel updated the detection tool to a newer version, plus the page I linked gives information on what to do about it. Which is to contact your "system or motherboard manufacturer" for the fix.

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    Re: Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel-SA-00086) 2017/12/03 19:36:08 (permalink)
    The tool only tells you you need an update it's up to your board mfg. to produce the bios update. I'd venture to say nearly all are affected and everyone needs to be monitoring the board mfg. for an updated bios. There may be a IME driver update to follow but it's a hardware device controlled by firmware with software agents, so firmware is required to make changes. It's always confused me why we have no control over what amounts to a mini PC within our PC. The conspiracy theorist inside me says it's a government issued kill switch but I want to believe otherwise. Anyway you look at it, it is a backdoor.

     
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    Re: Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel-SA-00086) 2017/12/05 11:37:17 (permalink)
    As an update, we plan to roll out BIOS updates for the following motherboard/laptop chipsets over the next month to address this specific issue:
     
    In no particular order:
    • X299
      • E299 EVGA X299 Dark
      • E297 EVGA X299 FTW K
      • E295 EVGA X299 Micro ATX
    • Z370
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      • E377 EVGA Z370 FTW
      • E375 EVGA Z370 Micro ATX
    • Z270
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      • E277 EVGA Z270 FTW K
      • E272 EVGA Z270 Stinger
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      • SC17 1070
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    Please note that by providing a BIOS update, this does not mean that you are necessarily in any imminent danger from the reported vulnerability.  However, we will encourage you to update your motherboard BIOSes when these are available.
     
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    Re: Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel-SA-00086) 2017/12/05 11:39:38 (permalink)
    Nice to see EVGA addressing this.

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    Re: Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel-SA-00086) 2017/12/05 11:55:06 (permalink)
    I don't have Intel Management Engine software installed on my Razer Blade laptop. As such, the detection tool says software version is unknown and therefore vulnerability status is unknown. What does that mean? In what way does the software affect the Intel Management Engine hardware? Is the hardware still vulnerable without the software?
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    Re: Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel-SA-00086) 2017/12/05 13:57:00 (permalink)
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    As an update, we plan to roll out BIOS updates for the following motherboard/laptop chipsets over the next month to address this specific issue:
     
    In no particular order:
    • X299
      • E299 EVGA X299 Dark
      • E297 EVGA X299 FTW K
      • E295 EVGA X299 Micro ATX
    • Z370
      • E379 EVGA Z370 Classified K
      • E377 EVGA Z370 FTW
      • E375 EVGA Z370 Micro ATX
    • Z270
      • E279 EVGA Z270 Classified K
      • E277 EVGA Z270 FTW K
      • E272 EVGA Z270 Stinger
    • Z170
      • E179 EVGA Z170 Classified 4-Way
      • E178 EVGA Z170 Classified K
      • E177 EVGA Z170 FTW
      • E172 EVGA Z170 Stinger
    • Notebooks:
      • SC17 980M
      • SC17 1080 4KG
      • SC17 1070
      • SC17 1070 4KG
      • SC15 1060G
     
    Please note that by providing a BIOS update, this does not mean that you are necessarily in any imminent danger from the reported vulnerability.  However, we will encourage you to update your motherboard BIOSes when these are available.
     




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