Intel IME Vunrability.

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Intel IME Vunrability.

Post by HiFiKabin » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:17 am

The Intel Intel Management Engine (IME) is a microprocessor that does "stuff" in the background while your PC is booting up, closing down, and some bits in the middle as well.
On Monday, the chipmaker released a security advisory that lists new vulnerabilities in ME, as well as bugs in the remote server management tool Server Platform Services, and Intel’s hardware authentication tool Trusted Execution Engine. Intel found the vulnerabilities after conducting a security audit spurred by recent research. It has also published a Detection Tool so Windows and Linux administrators can check their systems to see if they're exposed.
To check if your Intel PC is affected, first go to https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27150 and download the Intel-SA-00086 Detection Tool. Unzip it, Double click the icon as the screenshot. That will then run and give you an output similar to the 2nd screenshot.


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Should your computer prove to be be vulnerable, go to https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en ... tware.html to find your Computers/Motherboards support site and then you can find the download suitable for your system. Check carefully as some downloads may not be available yet.


NOTE This affects INTEL only. It does not apply to AMD powered machines

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Re: Intel IME Vunrability.

Post by david63 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:47 am

Thanks for that - I think :o :o

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Re: Intel IME Vunrability.

Post by AmigoJack » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:34 am

HiFiKabin wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:17 am
Intel IME Vunrability
Intel Intel Management Engine (IME)
Both is tautologic, just like "ATM machine" and "phpBB board" and "pre-programmed".

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Re: Intel IME Vunrability.

Post by canonknipser » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:08 am

Thanks for that - got a
This system is not vulnerable.
:P

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AmigoJack wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:34 am
Both is tautologic, just like "ATM machine" and "phpBB board" and "pre-programmed".
don't forget PHP :D

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Re: Intel IME Vunrability.

Post by HiFiKabin » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:43 am

AmigoJack wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:34 am
HiFiKabin wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:17 am
Intel IME Vunrability
Intel Intel Management Engine (IME)
Both is tautologic, just like "ATM machine" and "phpBB board" and "pre-programmed".
Don't you just hate a smart arse :P

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Re: Intel IME Vunrability.

Post by AmigoJack » Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:00 am

canonknipser wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:08 am
don't forget PHP :D
Recursivity and tautology are different things, see also GNU and LAME.

HiFiKabin wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:43 am
Don't you just hate a smart arse :P
Never understood why obvious mistakes such as writing "Intel Intel" should be more accepted than people spotting mistakes...

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Re: Intel IME Vunrability.

Post by posey » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:50 pm

Thanks for this!!
Ran it, my system was vulnerable, of course my system wasn't in the standard list, but after a solid 30 minutes with tech support they got me the correct update.

Thanks for sharing :-)

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Re: Intel IME Vunrability.

Post by 3Di » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:43 am

HiFiKabin wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:17 am
It does not apply to AMD powered machines
8-) :geek:

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Re: Intel IME Vunrability.

Post by 1024KBUser » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:26 pm

I wonder how processors managed without this Intel management engine.. as it seems to me to be a recent thing that causes nothing but problems.

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Re: Intel IME Vunrability.

Post by Mick » Fri Mar 02, 2018 10:27 am

I don’t know but having worked at Intel and seen their production techniques there will be lots of them :?
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