01-04-2018 04:48 PM
Will HP provide firmware update for older Elitebook Products to Protect these from Meltdown and Spectre Vulnerabilities?
Mobile Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU L9400 (Penryn)
and there should be a firmware release by Intel, see
Any news will be appreciated
01-04-2018 04:56 PM
You jump to the bandwagon too early. I read an article yesterday (Thursday Jan 4, 2018) which is NO GOOD for MANY Intel machines
We are talking about 10 years, still too early. All vendors have to take time to develop fix or fixes.
And fixes will probably slow machines down.
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01-05-2018 12:02 PM
Lenovo already has their firmware release dates posted: https://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/solutions/len-18282
Yes there will be performance impacts (most severely for Intel chips, which may improve slightly as fixes are refined), but leaving the vulnerability unpatched is unacceptable.
01-07-2018 11:44 AM - edited 01-07-2018 11:49 AM
Gigabyte have their firmware release as well. Here is the link that I found from Majorgeeks.
I see that HP is slow to release the intel_me_critical_fw_update_utility. Hope that HP will release this very soon.
01-08-2018 06:19 AM
Intel ME firmware update is NOT to protect from Spectre. Also, this check tool from Intel SA00086 DOES NOT check for Spectre. It's a totally different security vulnerability. However, it IS true that some manufacturers have already released BIOS updates to protect against Spectre attacks.
01-08-2018 07:33 AM
Last week I did call the HP Support Desk about this and they seem to know nothing about this. And they said that the responsibility is in the hands of Intel who will provide the patch and Microsoft did release the latest update last week. I tried to explain to the gentleman more deeper and he kept saying it's nothing to do with HP. So that the end of story !!
01-08-2018 12:40 PM
I'm finding the Lack of info from HP to be shocking compaired to other Motherboard/PC manufacturers etc, I had my bios Microcode update on the 4th by Asus. Also the lack of updated drivers for this model X5X71EA is pretty rubbish too.
Did HP not get the Memo or something, after all this problem was being worked on behind the sceenes wasn't it.
IE It wasn't just known about, and looking at the FTP not a lot action has happened yet.