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Intel SA-00391 - Management Engine Security Updates for Asus Q170M-C, Q270M-C and Q370M-C

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Last updated: 16 Sep, 2021
Article ID: 895
Last updated: 16 Sep, 2021
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Posted: 15 Sep, 2021
by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 16 Sep, 2021
by Andrew Sharrad

Intel SA-00391 - Management Engine Security Updates for Asus Q170M-C, Asus Q270M-C and Asus Q370M-C

Intel Security Advisory SA-00391 recommends that the Management Engine Firmware Updates are applied to products running ME 11.x (Q170/Q270) and ME 12.x (Q370).

Note: This advisory may also apply to earlier products however those products are considered as unsupported by Intel, meaning that ME updates will not be made available.

Q170M-C Q270M-C Q370M-C
Latest BIOS version 4212 1607 2811
ME Available with latest BIOS or otherwise available from Asus 11.8.65.3590 11.8.65.3590 12.0.70.1652v3
ME Potentially vulnerable to SA-00391 Yes Yes Yes

Availability of a Management Engine Update

A management engine update is available below.

Recommendations:

  • Always test your deployment against a small number of machines first
  • As part of this, ensure that any considered VPRO settings are maintained
  • Always ensure you flash the right update to the right model of system
  • Some of the exploits in SA-00391 may require other system configuration changes or software updates in addition to the management engine firmware update

Requirements to Perform the Update:

  • You must install the Intel Management Engine Driver before attempting to install the update
  • Local Administrator privileges are required

Download links:

Applies to:

  • Q170M-C (BOAMOT-482)
  • Q2170M-C (BOAMOT-489)
  • Q370M-C (BOAMOT-494)

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Article ID: 895
Last updated: 16 Sep, 2021
Revision: 6
Views: 91
Posted: 15 Sep, 2021 by Andrew Sharrad
Updated: 16 Sep, 2021 by Andrew Sharrad
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