Intel CPU and UEFI

Forum Forums General Hardware Intel CPU and UEFI

  • This topic has 1 reply, 2 voices, and was last updated Nov 22-5:13 pm by BitJam.
Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #2946
    Forum Admin
    rokytnji

    Reading up on this
    https://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/slackware-14/uefi-haters-be-aware-of-intel%27s-plans-4175618024/page2.html

    and running this

    harry@biker1:~/Downloads/Intel_CPU_checker$ ./intel_sa00086.py
    INTEL-SA-00086 Detection Tool
    Copyright(C) 2017, Intel Corporation, All rights reserved
    
    Application Version: 1.0.0.128
    Scan date: 2017-11-22 19:49:30 GMT
    
    *** Host Computer Information ***
    Name: biker1
    Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
    Model: Latitude E5500
    Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU     T7250  @ 2.00GHz
    OS Version: Debian Jessie
    
    *** Risk Assessment ***
    Detection Error: This system may be vulnerable, please install the Intel(R) MEI/TXEI driver (available from your system manufacturer).
    
    For more information refer to the SA-00086 Detection Tool Guide or the Intel security advisory Intel-SA-00086 at the following link:
    https://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-00086&languageid=en-fr
    
    harry@biker1:~/Downloads/Intel_CPU_checker$ 
    

    My system manufacturer, Dell. Does not supply kernel upgrade or module installs for Linux. Only Windows . Unless I missed reading up here.

    http://www.dell.com/Search/mk/en/mkdhs1/support/drivers/results?filters=categoryidnavigator~CS%2Cimportancelevelnavigator~Recommended%2Cdriversoscodenavigator~W732&page=5

    Anyways. In my case. I’ll ignore the warning.

    Sometimes I drive a crooked road to get my mind straight.
    Not all who Wander are Lost.
    I'm not outa place. I'm from outer space.

    Linux Registered User # 475019
    How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problems

    #2963
    Forum Admin
    BitJam
    Helpful
    Up
    0
    ::

    This vulnerability was only announced a few days ago. I think the companies are scrambling to provide fixes. Here is the Dell page that was linked to from the Intel page. There is a long list of Dell machines that have fixes available or in the works. For some machines the fix is available via a BIOS upgrade. It’s possible that Linux systems will only need the BIOS upgrade but it is going to take some time for manufacturers to patch ALL of their systems. I don’t think Linux-only machines are going to be left high and dry but the internet-of-things could be a nightmare.

    Context is worth 80 IQ points -- Alan Kay

Viewing 2 posts - 1 through 2 (of 2 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.