1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 14, 2018 1:47 PM by Intel Corporation

    Any tool (like CHIPSEC) to verify the security of Intel XEON Skylake platform?

    SHebert_KCI

      I wanted to try the tool "chipsec" on an Intel Purley platform (XEON 8176 and Lewisburg PCH).

       

      Note: the chipsec tool is mentioned in Intel doc #557274 Platform Secure Configuration Specification for Skylake Platforms.

       

      Description of the tool:

      CHIPSEC is a framework for analyzing the security of PC platforms including hardware, system firmware (BIOS/UEFI), and platform components. It includes a security test suite, tools for accessing various low level interfaces, and forensic capabilities. It can be run on Windows, Linux, Mac OS X and UEFI shell.

       

      The tool is available from: https://github.com/chipsec/chipsec.git

       

      The tool detects several Intel CPU+PCH chipset combinations, but not the Skylake Server or PCH Lewisburg.

       

      Information about the CPU: Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8176 Processor (38.5M Cache, 2.10 GHz) Product Specifications

      CPU stepping used: H0

      The PCH used:  Lewisburg 1G, stepping B1

      EDS: Intel® C620 Series Chipset Platform Controller Hub, Document Number: 547817

       

      Is there any plan to add support for this non-embedded platform into ChipSec?

      Or is there any other tool that perform the same kind of security verification?