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Bug#885152: ITP: intel-me-cleaner -- Tool for partial deblobbing of Intel ME/TXE firmware images




Package: wnpp
Owner: Balint Reczey <rbalint@xxxxxxxxxx>
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

* Package name    : intel-me-cleaner
  Version         : 1.0+git20171022.g2ff65c1
  Upstream Author : Nicola Corna <nicola@xxxxxxxxxx>
* URL             : https://github.com/corna/me_cleaner
* License         : GPL-3.0+
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : Tool for partial deblobbing of Intel ME/TXE firmware images

The Intel® Management Engine (ME) is a microcontroller embedded in most
Intel chipsets manufactured since 2006 that runs independently from the main
CPU.

It is not removable from the system and it runs a signed proprietary firmware,
with full network and memory access, which poses a serious security threat.
Even when disabled from the BIOS settings, Intel ME is active: the only way
to be sure it is disabled is to remove its firmware from the flash chip.

This package allows removing parts of the signed proprietary firmware
effectively disabling the Management Engine.

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