Intel has released a security alert for their management engine interface that is likely to affect all 6th, 7th, and 8th generation of their Core i series CPUs.
The summary of the problem that is outlined on Intel's website;
Intel® Management Engine (Intel® ME 11.0.0-11.7.0), Intel® Trusted Execution Engine (Intel® TXE 3.0), and Intel® Server Platform Services (Intel® SPS 4.0) vulnerability (Intel-SA-00086)
In response to issues identified by external researchers, Intel has performed an in-depth comprehensive security review of the following with the objective of enhancing firmware resilience:
Systems using Intel ME Firmware versions 11.0.0 through 11.7.0, SPS Firmware version 4.0, and TXE version 3.0 are impacted. You may find these firmware versions on certain processors from the:
Intel has released a downloadable tool that will help you discover whether your hardware is affected or not. Technical details are also available on their website.
Within the zip file download is a GUI tool, running the tool will result in a pass or fail on the vulnerability for the system you run it on.
OEM hardware manufacturers will be required to release firmware patches to resolve this issue.
For all of our hardware customers; we will be maintaining a set of links on this page for your reference. If you require any support on this issue then please contact our support team or your account manager through your usual channels. For our ongoing SCCM support contract customers, we have already started the update management process and will liaise with you directly on performing updates as they become available.
The most up-to-date source for manufacturer's update links is on Intel's website directly;
Intel Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel SA-00086)
Direct OEM links to their specific information;