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Old November 23rd 17, 02:55 AM posted to alt.privacy.anon-server,comp.os.linux.advocacy,comp.os.linux.misc,
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Default PC vendors scramble as Intel announces vulnerability in firmware [Updated]

In comp.os.linux.advocacy Caver1 wrote:
On 11/22/17 6:04 PM, Bobbie Sellers wrote:

*** Host Computer Information ***
Name: localhost.localdomain
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Model: Latitude E6420
Processor Name: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2620M CPU @ 2.70GHz
OS Version: PCLinuxOS 2017 PCLinuxOS (4.13.14-pclos1)

*** Intel(R) ME Information ***
Engine: Intel(R) Management Engine
SVN: 0

*** Risk Assessment ***
Based on the analysis performed by this tool: This system is not vulnerable.

For more information refer to the SA-00086 Detection Tool Guide or the
Intel security advisory Intel-SA-00086 at the following link:


Dell has a list of it's computers that are at risk an it is quite long.

I guess Lenovo also has one online.

According to the Intel advisory, among the Core line, only gen 6,7,8
are affected. So no need to run the detection tool on the 2620M above,
as it's a gen 2. Likewise, mine's a 2760QM, so I'm not going to bother.