Intel Issues Updates to Protect Systems from Security Exploits

Page 9 of 13 FirstFirst ... 7891011 ... LastLast

  1. Posts : 26,341
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #80

    Scottyboy99 said:
    I double checked, the usb was FAT not FAT32! Trying again, and somethings happening. And now it's done. Latest BIOS installed. Lost about 300 marks in firestrike test but I guess I'll take stability and latest fixes over a few marks?
    Great to hear!
      My Computers


  2. Posts : 25,636
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.1
       #81

    Scottyboy99 said:
    unfortunately I agree many wonít do these updates. Itís pretty confusing. Iím still not sure what we should be doing. Not great with tech (as much as I love it) but Iím still the go to guy among family and friends for tech issues whether it be phones, iPads, pc. Which shows the low awareness/competence in my circles least.

    Iíve installed the cumulative update and then tried the BIOS update (which seeing as ASUS shows it released in summer 2017 causes a question mark). But stumbled despite some much appreciated help. I will try again but am already losing the desire to follow it through. And thatís before the intel management interface. Makes me wish I had a surface machine now as I know it would all be taken care of by windows update. I hope that windows update will eventually plug the holes!
    I installed the CU and that is all I can do. MSI is not going to provide a BIOS update so I have done all that I could do. Buying a new MOBO or CPU will do nothing as the CPU will have this issue. In about 9 months I may do so but it would be rather insane to do it now.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 14,576
    Windows 10 IoT
       #82

    I had my BIOS.ROM file on my hard drive, normally the ASUS EasyFlash will do it from there? Not this time, it found it but reported a bad boot code or block or something message. Put it on a fat32 formatted flash drive and no problems. It was actually a Micro SD card in a USB reader.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 324
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       #83

    We now depend on manufacturers to do their job. This is what I see on HP site:
    Information regarding recent vulnerabilities
    HP is aware of the recent class of vulnerabilities referred to as “speculative execution side-channel attacks” that affect many modern processors (Intel, AMD, and ARM ) and operating systems. HP will be providing updated information on this support site as soon as it becomes available.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 1,561
    Windows 10 Home 20H2 64-bit
       #84

    Josey Wales said:
    I installed the CU and that is all I can do. MSI is not going to provide a BIOS update so I have done all that I could do. Buying a new MOBO or CPU will do nothing as the CPU will have this issue. In about 9 months I may do so but it would be rather insane to do it now.
    My X99 Chip (Haswell-E) haven't gotten a BIOS update either from MSI (latest one is from 2016). I think they're just slow. If a BIOS update is required then they are forced by Intel to provide one for their platforms, including your 58x-E. Let's just sit tight and see if this microcode can be pushed through WU instead, as someone mentioned to me.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       #85

    wordsworth said:
    Glad you got it done. I should have mentioned yesterday making certain the thumb drive was formatted correctly, sorry about that. Perhaps you can try running the Update tool Asus has in the same place at their site to see if that works to update the ME. If not then you are where I'm at. But if it works try also the Intel testing tool spoken of in this thread to see if your system is now not vulnerable. Mine still is.
    I saw that and downloaded and ran it but thereís no guidance from ASUS on what to do. I believe it errored out. I donít understand the bit at the bottom at all

    Intel has identified security issue that could potentially place impacted platform at risk.
    Use ME Update tool to update your ME.
    *We suggest you update ME Driver to the latest Version 11.7.0.1040 simultaneously.
    Please download the file and check the MD5 code first.
    MD5: 478dca5db24254d3a40824cc6b91ccf6
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 2,290
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)
       #86

    I just ran MEupdatetool.exe , brief flash of something and then it warned Ďplease check MEI driver is installedí clicked ok and then nothing else. I have no idea if the tool did anything or where I am supposed to get/ensure the MEI driver? This is for Skylake i7-6700k, does anyone know where I download it from and what version I need?

    I checked devices in control panel under device manager and see an entry for intel management engine interface under system, it is version 11.0.0.1157. How do i update this? I went to PC Specialist website but there is nothing in downloads available for MEI
    Last edited by Scottyboy99; 07 Jan 2018 at 09:39.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 25,636
    Windows 11 Pro 22621.1
       #87

    Faith said:
    My X99 Chip (Haswell-E) haven't gotten a BIOS update either from MSI (latest one is from 2016). I think they're just slow. If a BIOS update is required then they are forced by Intel to provide one for their platforms, including your 58x-E. Let's just sit tight and see if this microcode can be pushed through WU instead, as someone mentioned to me.
    Mine is from 7 or 8 years ago, so I doubt that MSI will make one.
      My Computer


  9. Posts : 330
    Windows 10 Pro
       #88

    Hi All,

    Just got a chance to read this thread yesterday and always like to be sure before I do any critical updates regarding the BIOS. Below is what was detected in the Intel SA-00086 Detection Tool:

    Risk Assessment

    Based on the analysis performed by this tool: This System is not vulnerable. It has already been patched.

    INTEL-SA-00086 Detection Tool

    Application Version: 1.0.0.152
    Scan Date: 1/7/2018 11:30:16 AM

    Engine: Intel(R) Management Engine
    Version: 11.8.50.3399
    SVN: 3

    Now what I am wondering is ...should I update my BIOS? On the ASUS site for the ASUS TUF Z270 Mark1 there is a update dated 2017/11/22. My BIOS is from 2017/07/22 version 1009. Even though it states it is patched and not vulnerable, should I update to the 2017/11/22 ?

    thanks in advance
      My Computer


  10. Posts : 26,341
    Win11 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu
       #89

    Scramjet said:
    Hi All,

    Just got a chance to read this thread yesterday and always like to be sure before I do any critical updates regarding the BIOS. Below is what was detected in the Intel SA-00086 Detection Tool:

    Risk Assessment

    Based on the analysis performed by this tool: This System is not vulnerable. It has already been patched.

    INTEL-SA-00086 Detection Tool

    Application Version: 1.0.0.152
    Scan Date: 1/7/2018 11:30:16 AM

    Engine: Intel(R) Management Engine
    Version: 11.8.50.3399
    SVN: 3

    Now what I am wondering is ...should I update my BIOS? On the ASUS site for the ASUS TUF Z270 Mark1 there is a update dated 2017/11/22. My BIOS is from 2017/07/22 version 1009. Even though it states it is patched and not vulnerable, should I update to the 2017/11/22 ?

    thanks in advance
    You might want to just wait until they have a new BIOS for these two new problems(The ME problem is already old news, sorry)for your 270 board, with a 2018 date.

    Unless....
    You enjoy going through your BIOS and setting everything up the way you want it again & again & again.
      My Computers


 

  Related Discussions
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 19:58.
Find Us




Windows 10 Forums