Intel Management Engine, Server Platform Services and Trusted Execution Engine Security Issue

Nov - 21 2017 | By

Intel on 11/21/2017 announced that many of the current processors are affected by a Important security issue INTEL-SA-00086.  This issue affects Intel Management Engine (ME), Intel Server Platform Services (SPS), and Intel Trusted Execution Engine (TXE) versions.  The issue is an Elevation of Privilege issue which allows specific written code to bypass security features in the processor chips’ design.  This affects many processors from August 2015 – Current.

To see the information from Intel on this issue –

Detection Tool –  (run the GUI to scan your computer you must unzip the file to run the utility)

Acer Support

Asus Support

Dell Client Support

Dell Server Support

HP Client Support – covers the earlier issue, HP has not updated it for November 21st release

HP Enterprise Support

Intel® NUC, Intel® Compute Stick, and Intel® Compute Card: Support Information

Lenovo Support

Panasonic Support

Samsung Support

Toshiba Support

Other Manufactures and affected Processors –

Michael Spice can help you determine what needs to be done to protect your computer systems.