Intel® Management Engine Critical Firmware Update (Intel SA-00086)

Valued Contributor


Will the INTEL-SA-00086 vulnerability affect the Mac?

Thanks & Regards,


Valued Contributor II

I ran the detection tool on my 2016 - High C laptop, and it said it was vulnerable

Though, Apple doesn't do anything specific to the any of the affected CPUs would be just as vulnerable on the Mac.

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
INTEL-SA-00086 Detection Tool
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Application Version:
Scan date: 2017-11-21 17:23:19 GMT

*** Host Computer Information ***
Name: <>
Manufacturer: N/A
Model: N/A
Processor Name: N/A
OS Version:    (17.3.0)

*** Risk Assessment ***
Detection Error: This system may be vulnerable, please install the Intel(R) MEI/TXEI driver (available from your system manufacturer).

For more information refer to the SA-00086 Detection Tool Guide or the Intel security advisory Intel-SA-00086 at the following link:

New Contributor

Did you run the detection tool on a virtual machine or are you running Windows on your Mac? I run OS High Sierra, but there is no detection tool available for Mac. Thanks!

Valued Contributor II

I used the linux test.