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November 22, 2017 at 1:09 pm #2946Forum Adminrokytnji
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: 18.104.22.168 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.
Anyways. In my case. I’ll ignore the warning.
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How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problemsNovember 22, 2017 at 5:13 pm #2963Forum AdminBitJam::HelpfulUp0
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.
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