How to update ASUS motherboards affected by Intel’s ME/TXE firmware vulnerabilities

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ASUS is aware of the elevation-of-privileges vulnerabilities identified in Intel’s Management Engine and Trusted Execution Engine. We’re diligently working to update the affected platforms, which include motherboards for Skylake, Kaby Lake, and Coffee Lake CPUs otherwise known as sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-generation Core processors. If your system is affected, we recommend updating to the latest Intel Management Engine firmware using the appropriate tool for your motherboard. Our new Z370 motherboards should be updated by flashing the latest UEFI release, while older boards should use the dedicated ME update utility available their support pages.

We encourage you to review Intel’s Security Advisory for more information on the vulnerabilities, including identification and mitigation measures. The table below identifies affected ASUS motherboards and outlines our recommended update method. First check to see if your motherboard is affected, then download and install the appropriate update.

Older motherboards based on 100- and 200-series chips can be updated with a dedicated utility called MEUpdateTool. It’s available in the BIOS section of each board’s Driver & Utility page.

Our latest Z370 motherboards should be flashed to the firmware revision listed in the table below. The best way to update is with USB BIOS Flashback, which can be run with only a PSU and thumb drive connected to the motherboard, or with EZ Flash 3, which is capable of downloading and installing new firmware entirely within the UEFI. You can also use our EZ Update utility to download and apply updates from within Windows.

The table below is organized by chipset. You can filter the contents using the search bar or sort the results by clicking the column title.

ChipsetMotherboardUpdate method
Z370 ROG MAXIMUS X HERO UEFI 0802 or newer
Z370 ROG MAXIMUS X HERO (WI-FI AC) UEFI 0802 or newer
Z370 ROG MAXIMUS X APEX UEFI 0802 or newer
Z370 ROG MAXIMUS X FORMULA UEFI 0220 or newer
Z370 ROG MAXIMUS X CODE UEFI 0220 or newer
Z370 ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING UEFI 5430/0430
Z370 ROG STRIX Z370-G GAMING (WI-FI) UEFI 5430/0430
Z370 ROG STRIX Z370-E GAMING UEFI 0420 or newer
Z370 ROG STRIX Z370-F GAMING UEFI 0420 or newer
Z370 ROG STRIX Z370-H GAMING UEFI 0802 or newer
Z370 ROG STRIX Z370-I GAMING UEFI 0427 or newer
Z370 PRIME Z370-A UEFI 0420 or newer
Z370 PRIME Z370-P UEFI 0430 or newer
Z370 TUF Z370-PRO GAMING UEFI 0802 or newer
Z370 TUF Z370-PLUS GAMING UEFI 0430 or newer
Z270 MAXIMUS IX FORMULA ME update tool
Z270 MAXIMUS IX CODE ME update tool
Z270 MAXIMUS IX HERO ME update tool
Z270 PRIME Z270-A ME update tool
Z270 PRIME Z270-AR ME update tool
Z270 STRIX Z270E GAMING ME update tool
Z270 STRIX Z270F GAMING ME update tool
Z270 STRIX Z270G GAMING ME update tool
Z270 STRIX Z270H GAMING ME update tool
Z270 TUF Z270 MARK 1 ME update tool
Z270 TUF Z270 MARK 2 ME update tool
Z270 STRIX Z270H GAMING/K1 ME update tool
Z270 PRIME Z270-K ME update tool
Z270 PRIME Z270-P ME update tool
Z270 STRIX Z270I GAMING ME update tool
Z270 PRIME Z270M-PLUS ME update tool
Z270 PRIME Z270M-PLUS/BR ME update tool
H270 PRIME H270-PRO ME update tool
H270 PRIME H270-PLUS ME update tool
H270 STRIX H270I GAMING ME update tool
H270 STRIX H270F GAMING ME update tool
H270 PRIME H270M-PLUS ME update tool
Q270 PRIME Q270M-C ME update tool
Q270 Q270M-CM-A ME update tool
Q270 Q270-S ME update tool
B250 EX-B250-V7 ME update tool
B250 B250 MINING EXPERT ME update tool
B250 PRIME B250M-D ME update tool
B250 PRIME B250-A ME update tool
B250 PRIME B250M-A ME update tool
B250 PRIME B250M-J ME update tool
B250 PRIME B250M-PLUS ME update tool
B250 PRIME B250-PLUS ME update tool
B250 PRIME B250M-K ME update tool
B250 PRIME B250-PRO ME update tool
B250 STRIX B250I GAMING ME update tool
B250 STRIX B250G GAMING ME update tool
B250 STRIX B250H GAMING ME update tool
B250 STRIX B250F GAMING ME update tool
B250 B250M-C PRO ME update tool
B250 B250-MR ME update tool
B250 EX-B250M-YesME update tool
B250 EX-B250M-V3 ME update tool
B250 EX-B250M-V5 ME update tool
B250 PIO-B250I ME update tool
B250 PRIME B250M-C ME update tool
B250 PRIME B250M-PLUS/BR ME update tool
Z170 Z170-PREMIUM ME update tool
Z170 Z170-DELUXE ME update tool
Z170 Z170-PRO ME update tool
Z170 Z170-A ME update tool
Z170 Z170-AR ME update tool
Z170 Z170-E ME update tool
Z170 Z170-K ME update tool
Z170 Z170-P ME update tool
Z170 Z170M-PLUS ME update tool
Z170 Z170M-PLUS/BR ME update tool
Z170 SABERTOOTH Z170 MARK 1 ME update tool
Z170 SABERTOOTH Z170 S ME update tool
Z170 MAXIMUS VIII RANGER ME update tool
Z170 MAXIMUS VIII FORMULA ME update tool
Z170 MAXIMUS VIII HERO ME update tool
Z170 MAXIMUS VIII HERO ALPHA ME update tool
Z170 MAXIMUS VIII GENE ME update tool
Z170 MAXIMUS VIII IMPACT ME update tool
Z170 Z170 PRO GAMING ME update tool
Z170 Z170 PRO GAMING/AURA ME update tool
H170 H170-PRO ME update tool
H170 H170I-PRO ME update tool
H170 H170 PRO GAMING ME update tool
H170 H170M-PLUS ME update tool
H170 H170-PRO/USB 3.1 ME update tool
H170 H170-PRO ME update tool
H170 H170M-PLUS ME update tool
H170 H170-PRO/USB 3.1 ME update tool
H170 H170M-PLUS/BR ME update tool
Q170 Q170M-C ME update tool
Q170 Q170M-CM-B ME update tool
Q170 Q170S1 ME update tool
Q170 Q170T ME update tool
Q170 Q170T V2 ME update tool
Q170 Q170M2 ME update tool
B150B150 PRO GAMING ME update tool
B150B150 PRO GAMING/AURA ME update tool
B150B150M PRO GAMING ME update tool
B150B150M-A ME update tool
B150B150-A ME update tool
B150B150M-D ME update tool
B150B150M-K ME update tool
B150B150M-PLUS ME update tool
B150B150-PLUS ME update tool
B150B150-PRO ME update tool
B150B150M-A/M.2 ME update tool
B150B150M-A ME update tool
B150B150-PRO ME update tool
B150B150-A ME update tool
B150B150M-D ME update tool
B150B150M-C ME update tool
B150B150M-C/BR ME update tool
B150EX-B150M-V5 ME update tool
B150PIO-B150M ME update tool
B150TROOPER B150 D3 ME update tool
H110EX-H110M-YesME update tool
H110EX-H110M-V3 ME update tool
H110H110I-CM-AA ME update tool
H110H110I-PLUS ME update tool
H110H110M-A/DP ME update tool
H110H110M-C ME update tool
H110H110M-C/BR ME update tool
H110H110M-C/HDMI ME update tool
H110H110M-C/PS ME update tool
H110H110M-C2 ME update tool
H110H110M-C2/TF ME update tool
H110H110M-CS ME update tool
H110H110M-CS X ME update tool
H110H110M-CS/BR ME update tool
H110H110M-D/Exper/SI ME update tool
H110H110M-K X ME update tool
H110H110M-KS ME update tool
H110H110M-KS R1 ME update tool
H110H110M-P/DVI ME update tool
H110H110M-TS ME update tool
H110H110-PLUS ME update tool
H110H110S1 ME update tool
H110H110S2 ME update tool
H110H110T ME update tool
H110H110T-A ME update tool
H110H110M-A/M.2 ME update tool
H110H110M-D ME update tool
H110H110M-E ME update tool
H110H110M-E/M.2 ME update tool
H110H110M-F ME update tool
H110H110M-K ME update tool
H110H110M-A ME update tool
H110TROOPER H110 D3 ME update tool
H110H110M-PLUS ME update tool
H110H110M-R ME update tool
H110PRIME H110M2 ME update tool
H110PRIME H110M2/FPT ME update tool
H110PRIME H110M-P ME update tool