ASUS have addressed the issue reported yesterday, if you hadn't seen the updated post, today it is Huawei that is the problem. As part of the latest update to Windows 10, Microsoft deployed new tools which can detect software accessing the kernel in less than auspicious ways and they immediately spotted an issue with Huawei's PC Manager app, which updates drivers on their products. All an attacker need do is create malicious instance of the MateBookService.exe and even without running it with full admin privileges they could still gain control of the machine.
The good news, as The Inquirer points out, is that this was patched back in January so unless you haven't updated in a while you are safe.
"Security boffins from Microsoft discovered a pretty nasty local privileged execution vulnerability in the Huawei PCManager driver software, found in machines like the MateBook X Pro, after new kernel sensors were brought into Windows 10 through the much-maligned October 2018 Update."
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