Thank you for your query. For more details on the security vulnerability, you can refer to the security advisory here:
Breaking down your questions:
I want to confirm if a machine has the Firmware driver that is considered vulnerable (X.X.XX.1XXX) and a MEI (Intel Management Engine Components Driver) driver installed,
is it still considered vulnerable to the local security issue?
Take the following steps to mitigate the risk of your systems being compromised:
1. Unprovisioned your system using the /full flag through ACUConfig.exe
2. Patched your system with the updated firmware fix
and does step 2 from the mitigation guide(disabling/removing the LMS service) still needs to be followed?
All the steps need to be followed in the mitigation guide.
Also is the Intel management and security application local management service (LMS) installed with the MEI drivers?
And if removed would the MEI drivers need to be reinstalled?