MSI releases TXE 3.0 vulnerability fixes for their LGA 1151 motherboards

All MSI LGA 1151 motherboards now support this fix with a BIOS update

MSI releases TXE 3.0 vulnerability fixes for their LGA 1151 motherboards

MSI releases TXE 3.0 vulnerability fixes for their LGA 1151 motherboards

MSI has released fixes for Intel's TXE 3.0 (Trusted Execution Engine 3.0) vulnerabilities with new BIOS updates for LGA 1151 motherboards. These BIOS updates are now available for all of their 100-series, 200-series and 300-series motherboards, with downloads being available on MSI's website

This vulnerability affects products in the list below, which on the consumer side will mostly affect users of Skylake or newer desktop CPUs. Intel has released a tool that can detect whether or not your system is vulnerable to this exploits. Intel's detection tool is available for both Windows and Linux and can be downloaded here.

Affected products:

- 6th, 7th & 8th Generation Intel® Core Processor Family
- Intel Xeon Processor E3-1200 v5 & v6 Product Family
- Intel Xeon Processor Scalable Family
- Intel Xeon Processor W Family
- Intel Atom C3000 Processor Family
- Apollo Lake Intel Atom Processor E3900 series
- Apollo Lake Intel Pentium
- Celeron N and J series Processors


   In order to avoid severe security vulnerabilities for the platforms, MSI motherboards now support the latest Intel Trusted Execution Engine (TXE) 3.0 for safer system protection. According to recent Intel comprehensive security review, security vulnerabilities are identified and could potentially allow attackers to gain unauthorized access to platforms features, secrets and 3rdparty secrets protected by Intel TXE. Therefore, Intel has validated and released Intel TXE 3.0 updates to address the encountered security situations.

Currently all MSI 100,200 and 300 series motherboards are supporting the newest Intel TXE 3.0 by updating to the latest BIOS and installing the latest software updates. MSI always places strong emphasis on security and anti-hack issues to makes sure all MSI motherboard users are operating under the most secure circumstances. MSI will continue to provide additional updates if necessary to ensure maximum platform security protection for users.

MSI releases TXE 3.0 vulnerability fixes for their LGA 1151 motherboards


Those who want to download the latest BIOS update for their motherboard should head over to MSI's website and navigate to the support tab on their motherboard's product page. 

You can join the discussion on MSI's TXE 3.0 patching BIOS updates on the OC3D Forums

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