Windows 10: Intel Issues Updates to Protect Systems from Security Exploits

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  1. Posts : 21,208
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       07 Jan 2018 #80

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    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!
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       07 Jan 2018 #81

    Scottyboy99 said: View Post
    unfortunately I agree many won’t do these updates. It’s pretty confusing. I’m still not sure what we should be doing. Not great with tech (as much as I love it) but I’m 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.

    I’ve 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 that’s 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.
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  3.    07 Jan 2018 #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.
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  4.    07 Jan 2018 #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.
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    Windows 10 Home April 2018 Update 64-bit
       07 Jan 2018 #84

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    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.
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  6.    07 Jan 2018 #85

    wordsworth said: View Post
    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 there’s no guidance from ASUS on what to do. I believe it errored out. I don’t 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
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  7.    07 Jan 2018 #86

    I just ran MEupdatetool.exe , brief flash of something and then it warned ‘please check MEI driver is installed’ 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 10:39.
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       07 Jan 2018 #87

    Faith said: View Post
    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.
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  9.    07 Jan 2018 #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
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       07 Jan 2018 #89

    Scramjet said: View Post
    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.
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