Security notice: CVE-2017-8083 affecting MintBox 2

Written by Clem on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 @ 12:48 pm | Main Topics

A BIOS update was released by Compulab to address CVE-2017-8083.

This issue affects IPC, MintBox 2 and some IPC2 models.

Please visit the following pages to check your unit and for information on how to upgrade the BIOS:


18 Responses to “Security notice: CVE-2017-8083 affecting MintBox 2”

  1. Mark says:

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Kermit the Frog says:

    Linux Mint is the BOMB!

  3. Kim says:

    Why are we being told to use win32 Disk Imager on a Linux box?

    Edit by Clem: Hi Kim, I’ll ask CompuLab to update the page. In Linux Mint you can use “USB Image Writer”, or simply extract the img image from the ZIP and then right-click it and select “Make bootable USB stick”.

  4. Brian says:

    @Kim You can also use Etcher by … Works on linux (Appimage file) and windows (Exe)… It automates everything and works perfectly with UEFI, it also rechecks the flash drive after setting it up to ensure everything went well. Very nice tool.

  5. Luciano says:

    I got error 236 – Failed to commit all changes into BIOS Image!
    I opened the .bat file and typed the command manually without the other parameters than:

    DosFlash.exe /file Bios.cap and it worked fine.

  6. Luciano says:

    Btw, mine was the IPC Pro Barebone.

  7. Christine says:

    Thank you for sharing! Head up!

  8. Kim says:

    Thanks Luciano, I got the error message and thanks to your help fixed it. I flashed a MintBox 2.

  9. Joseph says:

    I, also, have applied the modification given by Luciano and have applied the new BIOS. However the ME_LOCK.bat patch fails due to an offset error. Have you been successful with the ME_Lock patch after upgrading the BIOS? Suggestions?

  10. Clem says:

    Hi Joseph, hi everyone,

    Don’t hesitate to check with the Compulab forums also, and this section in particular

    You can also get in touch with Compulab by email at

  11. Billie says:

    I received this error: EVSA region space exhausted!

    Anybody know how to solve this problem?

  12. Luciano says:

    Billie, see Nr.5!!

    My error was:
    Error: The EVSA region space is exhausted!

    Error 236 – Failed to commit all changes into BIOS image!

  13. John says:

    I see that Mintbox 2 are fairly old. Will there be a 3 soon?
    I will like (any) Mintbox with minimum 3 USB 3 ports, 1 USB C and 1 HDMI port. Without the USB C are no-go….

  14. Luciano says:

    The IntensePC (IPC) seams to be “Mintbox2”
    you can buy a IntensePC2 (IPC2), it comes with 4USB 3!
    You can even get a different (FACE Modul) front plate if you like.

    And if you like to support the Linux-Mint Project you can additional make a donation. I guess Clem will not get angry about it 😉

  15. John says:

    Thanks Luciano for your input. Buying a ipc2 almost fits the bill, but there is no USB C, and I prefer waiting to a PC like ipc2, but including minimum one USB C, because that is (partly) the future in ports. 2 USB C ports or more are preferably. But 4 USB 3 is certainly OK :).

  16. bcc4foss says:

    For those with Intense Mint box 2 with i5-3337u CPU see this post:
    My takeaway from this is that you do not need to run the ME_LOCK.bat on these type of MintBox2s just the BIOS_UPD.bat is required to complete without error.

  17. John says:

    It seems to be working well. Thanks for your help and support.

  18. MOLA says:

    amazing site ..i plan to making linux my basic OS..

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