Intel ME Firmware (SA-00086) security flaw

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  1. Vasudev

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    @Papusan It seems the new BIOS will lock out the ability to downgrade to older BIOS, so best option is to update only ME FW.
    VICKY faced many issues like Losing Windows activation license, increased throttling of PCH after he maunally updated MEI FW to 11.8.
     
  2. Papusan

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    Already mentioned the chances for this mess long time ago here:D
     
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    @Papusan @Vasudev there we go.. another big delay.. 31st Jan 2018 for 15 R2 / 17R3 .. pretty cheapos..
     
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    Bloody ******* hell.
     
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    Out of warranty now, so no GP'ing.
    I'm trying latest Insider preview release of W10 RS4
     
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    @Vasudev @Papusan another 21 days for the new firmware / bios.. this is bad.. we should tag someone from alienware team.. they patched the oldest inspiron and latitude systems.. but not our 15 r2 / 17 r3 / 13 r2.. and what about haswell ?? they are not even on list.. feel bad for those who still owns.. how long does it take to implement the firmware things which intel already provided to OEM, bios testing with new firmware for more than one month.. frustating..
     
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    The date has advanced to 14 jan as per this link right here http://www.dell.com/support/article...e-2017-5754---impact-on-dell-products?lang=en
    I just need intel to release the bin or dat of ucode and use vmware ucode patcher to fix things up.
    As for MEI FW it can't be upgraded w/o special access code to enable flashing.
    I tried Prema's tool and it said MEI was locked from updating.
     
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    Intel ME Firmware (SA-00086) flaw ain't a problem on Haswell. I expect Dell sell more inspiron and latitude systems, hence being patched first.
    Yeah, Azor and Alienware prefer to prevent people fixing flawed firmware. I wonder if the same problem occur for XPS line as well. This brand is also under Azor's umbrella.
     
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    Same thing on MSI, ASUS, Gigabyte etc.
     
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