This is not Linux specified, but I assume this forum is best suited for reaching out to the relevant crowd ;-)
So, I was delighted to hear that me_cleaner now supports setting the HAP bit:https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner/com ... 8e377653b7
And thus I wanted to update (and more importantly: backup) my ME firmware prior to cleaning it.http://pc-dl.panasonic.co.jp/itn/info/o ... 70512.html
Currently running (according to BIOS) :
BIOS V06.00L10 with Config 0011-0000-0007
on this system: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3176
So, here is the thing. RightClick runas firmware updater batch file states:Error 8719 Firmware update cannot be initiated because Local Firmware Update is disabled.
Naturally, I formed an educated guess
, accompanied by 3 questions, each a refinement of the previous one:
q1) Is that common?
q2) Is this something I should rejoice about ... or did THEY put that disable bit there to prevent backdoor removal?
I've got TPM attestation enabled for AEM ... not sure why I say that, maybe hoping for causation? at least correlation?