As a precautionary measure, users are advised to update their SMI handler to the latest version. Lenovo has provided the updated package via the Security Update Guide. End users can also download the updated SMI handler from the ThinkVulx website. X1 users can update their SMI handler via ThinkVulx as well.

How to update SMI handler on Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Series?

Step 1: Open the ThinkVulx Control Panel.
Step 2: Click on ‘Update’ and then ‘SMI handler’.
Step 3: Update to the latest versions of Lenovo SMI handler and Lenovo X1 Series driver, which you can find at the link below. The updated SMI handler is called 'X1-DBI-00A8-LENOVO-A78H-20170424'.
Note: Please do not uninstall or delete any previous versions of the SMI handler before installing this version.

Potential Impact of the SMI Handler Update

The SMI handler update is a precautionary measure to protect against malicious code injection.

SMI trades:

How to install the updated handler
Step 1: Download the latest SMI handler from the Security Update Guide.
Step 2: Unzip the package and save it to a desired location.
Step 3: Double-click on the file named SMIHandler-update-2.tgz to extract the binary file and run setup.exe.
Step 4: Install the handler by following any prompts that appear in a window with the following text:  "The program will self-run."
Step 5: After installation, restart your computer for changes to take effect.


Published on: 04/22/2022 21:15:00 UTC
Last modified on: 05/12/2022 13:42:00 UTC