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MoKiChU
04-26-2020, 01:56 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 14.1.53.1649 [04/03/2021]
Firmware PMC : 140.2.01.1018 [22/02/2021]
Firmware PCHC : 14.0.0.7002 [12/06/2020]
Firmware PHY : 12.14.214.2014 [01/04/2021]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/gZ0WUaIS#C1Td9cAou2IHP3R7ahc1ewUZXi-e0_-9z3phNTA1uZQ)


Check/Update Process :

Check current version : Right click on "Check.cmd" > Run as administrator

Install/Update : Right click on "Install.cmd" > Run as administrator > Automatic restart when install is done


OS requirements : Windows 10 64 bit or more recent.
Hardware requirements : Motherboards with Intel Z490 chipset.

Saltgrass
06-04-2020, 10:38 PM
I suppose you are linking to the Intel ME drivers because you are aware the ones downloaded from the normal site do not seem to work?

Right now I am showing PCI Device and SM Bus Controller have no drivers, so I assume the driver you link will take care of that?

I ran it as Admin and it appears to have installed but no help with the two devices..

hsm06
06-05-2020, 06:50 PM
thx , ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) Successfully updated

Goofee79
06-06-2020, 10:39 AM
Thanks, update my z490-g with this.

hsm06
06-22-2020, 09:17 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 14.0.37.1165 [20/05/2020]
Firmware PMC : 140.2.01.1011 [12/03/2020]
Firmware PCHC : 14.0.0.7001 [01/05/2019]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/5YsSHIbb#q9Aho945aL5XjFYl1UY7z7ThZiQzFaxKPO7ywxeW7 Xs)


Thread updated.

ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) Successfully updated!

Falkentyne
06-22-2020, 10:54 PM
I've always wondered if there's any real benefit to updating the ME firmware. Are there any specific bugs that are fixed that anyone ever notices? I'm on stock ME firmware (or whatever is embedded in 0607 and 0069 M12E Bios).

GanjaHouse
06-23-2020, 08:49 PM
I've always wondered if there's any real benefit to updating the ME firmware. Are there any specific bugs that are fixed that anyone ever notices? I'm on stock ME firmware (or whatever is embedded in 0607 and 0069 M12E Bios).

very good question, since there are places where it indicates not to install Intel ME

Ataemonus
07-08-2020, 04:58 PM
I flashed the OP file, works perfectly.
In the meantime, I learned that my way of building the image file for flashing was wrong, worked on the v12 firmware version, but not on the v14, so I now know the correct way.
Thank you @MoKiChU

GanjaHouse
07-16-2020, 10:09 PM
Very strange

https://i.ibb.co/B6t2PMn/Sin-t-tulo.png (https://ibb.co/2My364Z)

nerpish
07-20-2020, 03:13 PM
Thanks for this. Latest ME firmware updated successfully on TUF GAMING z490-PLUS.

EXILE157
08-16-2020, 11:09 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :
Firmware : 14.0.39.1339 [25/06/2020]
Firmware PMC : 140.2.01.1011 [12/03/2020]
Firmware PCHC : 14.0.0.7002 [12/06/2020]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/0NExGA4L#CiIwqNrTGjAbmSNIFuXYRkH7xNVGywEOaBZoMmAUY o4)




OS requirements : Windows 10 64 bit.
Hardware requirements : Motherboards with Intel Z490 chipset. I'm lost, I really don't get the steps.
- Checked the version on my cmd and it says version [10.0.18363.1016]

I downloaded your file, opened it and I see:
- 14.0.39.1339.bin
- check
- error
- FWUpdLcl64
- install

I right click the "check" under Administrator it says version [14.0.39.1339].
I then run right click the "install" under Administrator, it runs and quickly closes.
I go back check my cmd and I don't see version change from [10.0.18363.1016] to [14.0.39.1339] at all.... What I'm I doing wrong here?

Falkentyne
08-17-2020, 01:14 AM
That's not very helpful.
Open a command prompt as administrator and then run Install.cmd directly from the command prompt.
The easiest way is to install a powertool that lets you "Shift+Right click" in windows explorer folders (On the right side) so you can open "Command prompt here" in the folder you are in (google it).

Here's one way:
https://www.itprotoday.com/windows-10/add-open-command-window-here-windows-10-context-menu

Then you simply have to add "Adminstrator command window here" in place of it. (so it says Open administrator command window here, when you shift+right click).

Then tell us what the error is.

GanjaHouse
09-02-2020, 11:29 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 14.0.39.1367 [19/07/2020]
Firmware PMC : 140.2.01.1011 [12/03/2020]
Firmware PCHC : 14.0.0.1002 [13/05/2020]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/4ZkW2CZT#7otOwQkAB0VyEBXpQgEi-b0UR9DctrmER0uji0PEiBI)


Thread updated.

Thanks.

DirtyShady
09-03-2020, 02:27 PM
I will try in few hours and I'll do a report.

geneo
09-03-2020, 05:18 PM
My PMC version is higher than anything posted, though my ME firmware and PCHC are not. What would happen if I tried to update?


86161

geneo
09-03-2020, 06:11 PM
Hi,

No, this is not the case :

Firmware PMC : 140.2.01.1011 > 140.2.01.7008

On the last 4 characters, only the last 3 represent the version, the first character represents the branch :

7 : Pre-Release/Release (Engineering/Production)
1 : Post-Release (Production)

Hey thanks, I had thought of that possibility of the version being a mask. It is interesting that Asus is using a pre-release in their latest official BIOS.

I assume this is true of the PCHC version as well. How about the ME itself?

DirtyShady
09-03-2020, 10:18 PM
Now last version working great for me :cool:

geneo
09-03-2020, 10:25 PM
It has nothing to do with ASUS but Intel.



Yes, this is true of the PCHC but not ME himself.

So if you understood the reasoning correctly, the next PCHC will be 14.0.0.7003 or 14.0.0.1003.

Yes, understood.

I updated the firmware on my Hero. My memory came up unstable, but after retraining it all seems OK so far.

Gofran
09-04-2020, 01:35 AM
i get this Error 619: Update of partition between engineering build vs regular build is not allowed.

alexgti79
09-29-2020, 08:23 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 14.0.45.1389 [04/08/2020]
Firmware PMC : 140.2.01.1011 [12/03/2020]
Firmware PCHC : 14.0.0.7002 [12/06/2020]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/kMUDmSTI#YVlLylqjQ-aqP9KVoxXBfS36PNcRIKxIMoI-i0HPnsk)


Thread updated.

Thank you very much!!

L-Sakata
11-25-2020, 04:29 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :
snip
Hardware requirements : Motherboards with Intel Z490 chipset.
Hey there.

I've been going round and round with support, for over a week, about the IntelME update at https://rog.asus.com/motherboards/rog-strix/rog-strix-z490-h-gaming-model/helpdesk_bios/

Version 14.0.45.1389V2.1
2020/10/29 4.93 MBytes
MEUpdateTool
Intel has identified security issue that could potentially place impacted platform at risk.
Use ME Update tool to update your ME.
*We suggest you update ME Driver to the latest Version 14.0.45.1389V2.1 simultaneously.
Please download the file and check the MD5 code first.
MD5: a326d4ad928cc054d970924b50e7b6d6

MD5 matched up, unzipped the archive, and see a bunch of crap that doesn't even appear to have a bin file to flash, but figure maybe I'm out of touch. Run the MEUpdateTool.exe and at first it just crashes without error. Figured out the system was blocking the DLL files included. Turns out these weren't packaged quite right, but... MD5 matches, its from official site, I must really be out of touch. Unblock the DLLs, and re-run the MEUpdateTool. This time is crashes anyways, and presents two errors, the first of which is ASIO.sys missing, then another that I can't recall.

So I'm looking at your package, and it actually looks like a firmware update! I do note the date is a bit older, and I'm not seeing a v2.1 bit on the tail. Not sure if it matters, but figure there had to be a reason they uploaded it on 2020/10/29, so was wondering a couple of things:

First, if you check this stuff, and I'm not just being dumb, maybe you have a bit more influence, or the correct channel, to get them to update the official package? Nothing against you, but I'm a bit suspicious of stuff hosted on some free file sharing service, or an unofficial channel in general. You also don't have a hash to check against in your post, so there's absolutely no telling if what you uploaded has been tampered with by the time I get it.

Second, if the official package is correct, do you happen to have any idea what AsIO.sys is, where it can be obtained? I'm wondering if I'm missing a critical driver somewhere, and support... I'm not sure if they're even reading the support ticket, or understand what I'm saying, either due to language barrier, or because I'm dealing with the B-team lvl1 support people still. They're asking for BIOS screenshots, to see what version of ME I have, which I already know to be old (and have several active CVEs affecting it) which is why I was downloading the update program to begin with! FFS!

Third, I noted in the official download that they recommend some driver be downloaded, that appears to be a ghost. Don't see any other ME packages with a 'driver', nor am I aware that one is required? Intel itself doesn't appear to have released a 'driver' for ME since 8th gen CPUs (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/34227/Intel-Management-Engine). Also, this kind of update, if needed or existing, should already be in the package to update firmware anyhow?!

Thanks for taking your time to read this. Hopefully I communicated clearly -- I'm a bit frustrated (with ASUS, not you), but hope that hasn't made me seem like a jerk.

geneo
11-25-2020, 04:48 PM
Yeah that package from Asus was a hot mess, though I did manage to flash it, no thanks to Asus. This came a little late for me but thanks again for supplying these MoKiChU!

L-Sakata
11-25-2020, 10:47 PM
So I just got off the phone with an ASUS rep. While it didn't seem that he had the tech chops to know how to look at the zip file and get it sorted, he did keep me doing nothing else long enough to look at things myself. While going through the phone call, I sent OPs file over to virustotal, which came up clean, downloaded it, and checked out the folder structure, and the batch file OP has in there. Checked against the official file and... it would appear some doofus packaged the wrong folder to start.

BTW, OP - interesting take on how to check for admin. This might interest you. It's way longer, but a bit more elegant. It self-elevates. Scroll down to the code block: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/7044985/how-can-i-auto-elevate-my-batch-file-so-that-it-requests-from-uac-administrator

So anyhow, it would appear that ASUS's Intel ME update package does have the BIN file already in it, inside the .\FW folder. They just have the switches for the updater in the batch file wrong... looks like someone started to try and make something elegant and gave up after 2 lines :P

So if you're a bit squirrely about installing packages from a sharing site like I am, you can edit the batch file to replace this line:

.\FWUpdLcl64.exe -FWVER ME.bin >> version_file
with this one:

FWUpdLcl64.exe -F ME.bin
You can run the OP's original command as well, but be forewarned - it will reboot without confirmation whatsoever once done! I'm also unsure why OP used the "Allow same version" switch, but imagine they had a reason.

FWUpdLcl64.exe -FORCERESET -ALLOWSV -F ME.bin

Also, it would appear that as of this post, the file OP uploaded is perfectly fine. I downloaded and validated the hashes of the files:


CertUtil -hashfile .\FWUpdLcl64.exe
SHA1 hash of .\FWUpdLcl64.exe:
e354a30c74ca6c9d7cfb81e21041315825242bb3
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.

CertUtil -hashfile .\14.0.45.1389.bin
SHA1 hash of .\14.0.45.1389.bin:
6b310680926e74fdc9e3fa1fc29134a1e5cde0e3
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.



CertUtil -hashfile .\FWUpdLcl64.exe
SHA1 hash of .\FWUpdLcl64.exe:
e354a30c74ca6c9d7cfb81e21041315825242bb3
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.

certutil.exe -hashfile .\ME.bin
SHA1 hash of .\ME.bin:
6b310680926e74fdc9e3fa1fc29134a1e5cde0e3
CertUtil: -hashfile command completed successfully.


ASUS should hire OP. If they can afford them...

L-Sakata
11-28-2020, 04:44 AM
Hey @MoKiChU
Since your update BIN is the *exact same* as the one they have in official package, figured I'd ask you about something odd I noticed while testing, to get you an updated script -- I'm not sure if it's a BIOS issue, or ME issue:



PS D:\Users\sakata\Downloads\Intel_ME_v14.0.45.1389> .\FWUpdLcl64.exe -save ME-FW-backup.bin
Intel (R) Firmware Update Utility Version: 14.0.45.1389
Copyright (C) 2005 - 2020, Intel Corporation. All rights reserved.


Error 357: Restore Point Image was requested, but it is not allowed because CSE is in Recovery Mode.

Error 329: Restore Point Image Failure. Reboot may be required.
PS D:\Users\liath\Downloads\ME_Intel_v14.0.45.1389>


I'm hoping that the Intel FW updater tool is just being weird, or there is something simple to fix.

Any ideas?

[edit] Here you go, if you're interested - I updated the install script.

https://gist.github.com/Sakata-MC/7ec1d0d361e694a3dac99d2d28b17b8d

Probably a little overkill, but it makes some parts easier to deal with.
-Automatically requests elevation if it is not started with elevation.
-Can just edit the 5th line when putting out a new update.
-Does a backup of the current FW *before* going ham.... or attempts to, I get the above error, but I'd already updated FW and BIOS.
-Handles errors a bit more gracefully. Also shuts down a little better than the -forcereset option does.
-Has a little bit of C.Y.A. -- just in case.

toouur
11-29-2020, 11:32 PM
I have the same error
Error 23: Communication error between application and Intel(R) ME module.
Error 329: Restore Point Image Failure. Reboot may be required.

L-Sakata
11-30-2020, 12:02 AM
I have the same error
Error 23: Communication error between application and Intel(R) ME module.
Error 329: Restore Point Image Failure. Reboot may be required.

Could you provide a little more info? Does it not back up before you installed ME firmware, or after?
Also, what BIOS are you running? Did you run the backup command on your own or save my version of the script and run it? And with official firmware image, or the (should be identical) version from here?
I forgot to mention that myself; I'm running 0901. 0807 before. Not sure if any of the firmware versions could be backed up; I learned there was a backup function while writing the script update and testing it...
@OP: hoping you'll see this and say least be able to allay my fears of corrupt firmware.

toouur
11-30-2020, 07:17 AM
Could you provide a little more info? Does it not back up before you installed ME firmware, or after?
Also, what BIOS are you running? Did you run the backup command on your own or save my version of the script and run it? And with official firmware image, or the (should be identical) version from here?
I forgot to mention that myself; I'm running 0901. 0807 before. Not sure if any of the firmware versions could be backed up; I learned there was a backup function while writing the script update and testing it...
@OP: hoping you'll see this and say least be able to allay my fears of corrupt firmware.

Didn't backup before (I believe because of the same communication error)
I ran with 0901 (I am 1002 now)
I used your script
I tried both

I uninstalled me completely from device manager and the drivers reinstalled successfully but I just can't update further (neither driver nor firmware)

ps. I do not think my me firmware is corrupted or smth like that

DirtyShady
12-04-2020, 09:08 AM
Hi MoKiChU

I found a new firmware :

Intel Management Engine (ME) Firmware Version 14.0.47.1482 (S-H)

here :

https://www.station-drivers.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=352&func=fileinfo&id=4690&lang=fr

It's possible you update your auto install ?

Thanks

hsm06
12-04-2020, 10:28 AM
Hi MoKiChU

I found a new firmware :

Intel Management Engine (ME) Firmware Version 14.0.47.1482 (S-H)

here :

https://www.station-drivers.com/index.php?option=com_remository&Itemid=352&func=fileinfo&id=4690&lang=fr

It's possible you update your auto install ?

Thanks
This is "Corporate" 5M Version .
As far as I think this is for OEM hosts (such as HP/DELL).

Perhaps the latest version available is v14.0.46.1431 (Intel CSME 14.0 Consumer PCH-H A Firmware v14.0.46.1431)
source: https://www.win-raid.com/t596f39-Intel-Management-Engine-Drivers-Firmware-amp-System-Tools.html

In MSI MEG Z490 GODLIK, I saw that the beta bios(7C70v161) has 14.1 me fw .

DirtyShady
12-04-2020, 07:29 PM
This is "Corporate" 5M Version .
As far as I think this is for OEM hosts (such as HP/DELL).

Perhaps the latest version available is v14.0.46.1431 (Intel CSME 14.0 Consumer PCH-H A Firmware v14.0.46.1431)
source: https://www.win-raid.com/t596f39-Intel-Management-Engine-Drivers-Firmware-amp-System-Tools.html

In MSI MEG Z490 GODLIK, I saw that the beta bios(7C70v161) has 14.1 me fw .

Ok no problem,

I have an MSI MPG Z490 Gaming Edge Wifi, no new beta bios yet...

Lotzi
12-06-2020, 08:04 PM
I flashed this Firmware via ASUS ME Flash Tool on Z490-E Gaming it works

rstolpe1988
12-21-2020, 12:50 PM
I'm confused the Check.cmd are not included in the download - can I see what FW I have in a other way?

Enderwiggin03
12-21-2020, 01:50 PM
I'm confused the Check.cmd are not included in the download - can I see what FW I have in a other way?

Bios

L-Sakata
12-27-2020, 05:56 AM
I'm confused the Check.cmd are not included in the download - can I see what FW I have in a other way?
@rstolpe1988:
Yes, you can check the firmware version without rebooting to BIOS, if you run this from the command-line in the same folder as the firmware update:
FWUpdLcl64.exe -FWVER

The "-FWVER" switch makes the update executable output the currently installed firmware version without changing anything.

L-Sakata
12-31-2020, 08:03 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 14.1.51.1528 [24/11/2020]
Firmware PMC : 140.2.01.1015 [16/10/2020]
Firmware PCHC : 14.0.0.7002 [12/06/2020]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/kEVGVZaa#zXWQA5ZRFHJsqMrsh1NseczR74XMEBhNyxOtk4QIP Bg)


Thread updated.

Thanks for your continued releases.

Have a question if you have the time -- is there any reason why the firmware can't be backed up?
When attempted, we get "Error 357: Restore Point Image was requested, but it is not allowed because CSE is in Recovery Mode."
Unfortunately my searching for the error doesn't turn up anything that I know how to resolve.
EDIT: Actually, this latest one did so without issue! Awesome!

rstolpe1988
01-02-2021, 12:39 PM
Thanks for your continued releases.

Have a question if you have the time -- is there any reason why the firmware can't be backed up?
When attempted, we get "Error 357: Restore Point Image was requested, but it is not allowed because CSE is in Recovery Mode."
Unfortunately my searching for the error doesn't turn up anything that I know how to resolve.
EDIT: Actually, this latest one did so without issue! Awesome!

I can bee wrong but arent the FW stored in the Motherboard/chipset and not in Windows?

L-Sakata
01-06-2021, 11:40 PM
I can bee wrong but arent the FW stored in the Motherboard/chipset and not in Windows?

Yes, and no. When you update the firmware, you do so from the download, in Windows. The 'install.cmd' file that you run is a script that calls "FWUpdLcl64.exe", which is the Intel made firmware update tool, and tells it to update using the "VersionNumber.bin" file.
The updater takes the .bin file on your drive, and 'puts' it in the flash chip on the motherboard.
The command for this in the script is:
FWUpdLcl64 -FORCERESET -ALLOWSV -F 14.1.51.1528.bin

The firmware can also be backed up to disk with the same update tool. In basic terms it does the reverse of the update command - it reads the chip on the board, and writes the chip's contents to a file on disk.
Some people are big about backups (like myself), because rarely, the firmware can introduce a bug that could do anything from causing strange crashes to even rendering the system unbootable. Without a working firmware backup that you have locally (on your disk), life can get annoying really fast should you need to restore the last working firmware and wait for a bugfix release to come along.
For the record, the command to do a backup (in the script I wrote a bit back) is:
FWUpdLcl64.exe -save ME-FW-backup_%datetime%.bin

Before the last firmware, I had been unable to do the backups, as the firmware was reporting that it was in a state that could not be read. This is why I'd asked about the error before: "Error 357: Restore Point Image was requested, but it is not allowed because CSE is in Recovery Mode." However, the firmware he'd released right before I made that post, it was able to back up properly (hence my edit in red)

hsm06
01-11-2021, 04:31 PM
Hi MoKiChU,

I have been trying to get access to the Forum for seven days so I could write you.

I have a Rog Maximus XII Apex motherboard and I have problem. I have Installed Windows 10 Pro on Samsung 970 Evo Plus 1TB. No problems with that.
After I have installed drivers and firmware it all looked fine. Also Samsungs NvME driver was installed. In bios Its set for PCIe 3.0 x 4. Bios is latest 2002. Didnt work with 1003 either. There are no Sata drives connected. Just this one NvME on slot M.2_1(only onboard M.2 slot).

My problem is that My NvME will only do ~1750 MB/s in CrystalDiskMark. It shows the same speeds in Samsung Magician and HwInfo.
I have installed Windows seven times now, trying different drivers. I have tried to use all the drivers you have in your Index. There were no problems installing them.
Could there be any relation between that half speed and then me not updating drivers and chipset the correct way/order?

So before I will make a RMA on the board, I want to be sure its not me who messed up things.

I have made a thread on Tomshardware where all my screenshots are, also a very friendly person who tried to help. He also said I should try here.

https://forums.tomshardware.com/threads/is-my-maximus-apex-xii-motherboard-broken-or-am-i-just-too-stupid.3678246/

I really is okay to post it here. If not im sorry.

Try Disable Windows Write-Cache Buffer Flushing
1.Right-click Computer in the Start menu, then select Properties.
2.Select Device Manager.
3.Select Disk drives.
4.Right-click your SSD and select Properties.
5.Under the Polices tab, check the Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device box.

Gofran
01-23-2021, 08:51 AM
Try Disable Windows Write-Cache Buffer Flushing
1.Right-click Computer in the Start menu, then select Properties.
2.Select Device Manager.
3.Select Disk drives.
4.Right-click your SSD and select Properties.
5.Under the Polices tab, check the Turn off Windows write-cache buffer flushing on the device box.

if that did not help close everything in show hidden icons in the system tray like gameliberary related like origin and steam epic spotify then run the test again and also this above enable it again this will just make it slower when not turning it on

DirtyShady
01-25-2021, 12:37 PM
Thanks work perfectly on my MSI Z490 MPG Gaming Edge Wifi.

geneo
02-02-2021, 11:40 PM
I am running firmware 14.1.51.1528, which is very recent, yet the latest (December) CSME version detection tool says I *may* be vulnerable. I assume this is just the tool not knowing about this update. Will do your latest anyhow in a bit.

Thanks in advance.

geneo
02-02-2021, 11:58 PM
Update went smooth. Will run some tests. Thanks again.

It looks like the CSME version detection tool needs updating!

87762

Sylencer90
02-03-2021, 09:08 PM
I updated it, not really sure if it was necessary to update but it went smooth. Currently i grab every bit i can to get my scuffed windows performance back how it used to be in november before they botched it.

moe_lvr_666
02-03-2021, 10:12 PM
Update went smooth. Will run some tests. Thanks again.

It looks like the CSME version detection tool needs updating!

87762

I'm getting the same message Detection Error...
Z490 Maximus XII Hero
I9 10900k
Rog Strix 3090

geneo
02-03-2021, 11:36 PM
Hi,

It's just that the version 4.1.0.0 of the CSME Version Detection Tool is older than the firmware 14.1.xx.xxxx branch and it doesn't recognize it, hence this Detection Error message.

As long as you don't see the This system is vulnerable message, you're fine.

The statement "This system may be vulnerable" is of course, always true (especially with the ongoing slew of vulnerabilities being uncovered). ;)

I think that it is unlikely these will be exploited in the consumer space, more likely commercial, but I am not going to bank on it (pun intended).

moe_lvr_666
02-04-2021, 01:38 PM
Hi,

It's just that the version 4.1.0.0 of the CSME Version Detection Tool is older than the firmware 14.1.xx.xxxx branch and it doesn't recognize it, hence this Detection Error message.

As long as you don't see the This system is vulnerable message, you're fine.

MoKiChU, thank you very much sir! I'll email Intel about CSME Detection tool is outdated.
Great Job!

geneo
02-04-2021, 07:09 PM
Hi,

The Intel detection tool does only detect according to the vulnerability data with which it was programmed.

If you are in doubt, and don't want to wait for the next Intel detection tool with updated vulnerability data, you can see that the latest vulnerability data (updated 22/01/2021) indicates that the branch Intel ME 14.1.xx.xxxx is not vulnerable at all to the latest vulnerabilities :


https://i.ibb.co/X41Q4X0/2021-02-04-154321.png

INTEL-SA-00391 (Source) : https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00391.html
I am aware of all of that. It was in jest.

moe_lvr_666
02-04-2021, 07:48 PM
Hi,

The Intel detection tool does only detect according to the vulnerability data with which it was programmed.

If you are in doubt, and don't want to wait for the next Intel detection tool with updated vulnerability data, you can see that the latest vulnerability data (updated 22/01/2021) indicates that the branch Intel ME 14.1.xx.xxxx is not vulnerable at all to the latest vulnerabilities :


https://i.ibb.co/X41Q4X0/2021-02-04-154321.png

INTEL-SA-00391 (Source) : https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/security-center/advisory/intel-sa-00391.html

Master!

DirtyShady
02-19-2021, 11:10 AM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 14.1.52.1560 [20/12/2020]
Firmware PMC : 140.2.01.1015 [16/10/2020]
Firmware PCHC : 14.0.0.7002 [12/06/2020]
Firmware PHY : 12.14.212.2012 [08/01/2021]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/sVsyRI6a#Jia2rPTmRoeRTx0mm72xD69xvM6UMfbudS0-MGGUjwE)


Thread updated.

Thanks for all !! works perfectly as always.:cool:

Lotzi
03-10-2021, 05:12 PM
New?
I got this Version Weeks ago here in Forum?

geneo
03-16-2021, 06:25 PM
Anyone flash the latest yet?

KSMerg
03-16-2021, 06:52 PM
Anyone flash the latest yet?

88064

geneo
03-16-2021, 08:39 PM
I presume this isn't on your listed PC spec. What MB and any issues?

Bunghole
03-17-2021, 09:23 AM
88064

What was the program used to produced this screenshot?

Bunghole
03-17-2021, 02:10 PM
Hi,

It's HWiNFO64 : https://www.hwinfo.com.

Hi!
Thanks)

Lord Zog
03-17-2021, 05:09 PM
I presume this isn't on your listed PC spec. What MB and any issues?

I flashed the latest without issue here on a ROG Strix Z490-G.

DirtyShady
03-18-2021, 12:26 AM
Flash on my MSI Z490 Gaming Edge Wifi without any issue.

geneo
03-18-2021, 12:36 AM
Just did on my Hero XII. So far no issues.

Bunghole
03-23-2021, 09:19 AM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 14.1.53.1617 [07/02/2021]
Firmware PMC : 140.2.01.1018 [22/02/2021]
Firmware PCHC : 14.0.0.7002 [12/06/2020]
Firmware PHY : 12.14.212.2012 [08/01/2021]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/wc8wHLIT#-ObQjSq7SiHCvdh-XfHfhszELstThdGcuagJCkCr3QA)


Thread updated.

Hi!
Could you provide the link to this Intel ME "Firmware" (by the way Intel call it "drivers", not firmware) on the manufacturer's website (I mean Intel). Trying to find it there myself was unfruitful - I have found just some old version: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/67496/Intel-Management-Engine-Interface-Intel-MEI-

Thanks in advance.

Bunghole
03-23-2021, 12:09 PM
Hi,

Nobody maked a mistake in naming, they're different things : Intel ME (Management Engine) Firmware & Intel MEI (Management Engine Interface) Drivers.

So, for Z490 chipset based motherboards :

Intel ME Firmware : You are in the right thread
Intel MEI Drivers : [DRIVERS] Intel Chipset/MEI/SATA (1xx/2xx/3xx/4xx/5xx) (https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?117609-DRIVERS-Intel-Chipset-MEI-SATA-(1xx-2xx-3xx-4xx-5xx))

So, please provide the link to Intel ME Firmware on Intel website, if possible.

Bunghole
03-23-2021, 12:40 PM
You will not find Intel ME firmware for your motherboard in the Intel site, they can potentially be found on your product's support site (it's up to OEMs to distribute the Intel ME firmware and not to Intel) and are included in your BIOS updates (which in the both cases are generally older than what is offered in my threads).

O, I see.
So, when I update BIOS, at the same time I'm update Intel ME firmware, am I right?
But also there is a possibility to update Intel ME firmware separately using program along your's link?

Bunghole
03-23-2021, 09:21 PM
Correct, but only if a new Intel ME firmware version is contained in the new BIOS.

If the Intel ME firmware contained in the new BIOS is older than the one you have, the current one you have will remain in place.



Correct.

Now the situation became much clearer for me with this topic.
Thank you!)

RobertoSampaio
04-27-2021, 09:51 PM
I have a ASUS Maximus XII Formula with the beta BIOS 2103.
The Firmware is: 14.1.53.1602
Could I use Firmware : 14.1.53.1617 ?

For installation shall I run "install.cmd"? Is it?

Tx !!

RobertoSampaio
04-28-2021, 07:55 AM
Hi,

Correct (but 14.1.53.1617 is not the latest, the latest is always in the first post of the thread : 14.1.53.1649 to date)


Thanks !!!
Installed and working fine !

robmp11
05-05-2021, 11:46 PM
does it matter if the driver doesn't match the firmware # IE as on my mother board support page
We suggest you update ME Driver to the latest Version 14.1.51.1528 simultaneously
and mine has 2047.100.0.1039 driver and Firmware : 14.1.53.1649 on a ROG MAXIMUS XII HERO (WI-FI) thanks

eminded
05-10-2021, 12:08 AM
can i update the ME firmware on a ASUS z490-Prime Motherboard with this app or is it for ROG Mobos Only?

MoKiChU
06-13-2021, 10:56 AM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Consumer Firmware :

Firmware : 14.1.53.1649 [04/03/2021]
Firmware PMC : 140.2.01.1018 [22/02/2021]
Firmware PCHC : 14.0.0.7002 [12/06/2020]
Firmware PHY : 12.14.214.2014 [01/04/2021]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/gZ0WUaIS#C1Td9cAou2IHP3R7ahc1ewUZXi-e0_-9z3phNTA1uZQ)


Thread updated.

RobertoSampaio
06-13-2021, 11:27 AM
Asus Maximus XII Formula updated success !
Do you have de change log? What are the benefits ?

Bunghole
06-21-2021, 04:34 PM
Hi everyone,

- Intel ME Security Check Tool :

Version : 5.1.0.0 [13/01/2021]
Download : Link (https://mega.nz/file/1c1TEKhT#ElKDtFsiC2CQkG0Nd32Ut4o_eBgP4BmeJ1oJFqoMB Ww)


Thread updated.

Windows defender do not permit this download - says about virus inside and erases the content right away.

Bunghole
06-30-2021, 09:27 AM
Hi,

False positive : https://www.virustotal.com/gui/file/08508c468b463aa0589ef9ffeb3c56ca88af779075458deb79 74a364f005766d/detection

Hi!
So, I have to switch off windows defender to use this program.
Thanks!

btrach144
07-02-2021, 05:58 AM
Hi!
So, I have to switch off windows defender to use this program.
Thanks!

Just search the internet for Intel ME Security Check Tool and download it directly from Intel.