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 – https://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-00086&languageid=en-fr
Detection Tool – https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/27150 (run the GUI to scan your computer you must unzip the file to run the utility)
HP Client Support – covers the earlier issue, HP has not updated it for November 21st release
Intel® NUC, Intel® Compute Stick, and Intel® Compute Card: Support Information
Other Manufactures and affected Processors – https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000025619/software.html
Michael Spice can help you determine what needs to be done to protect your computer systems.