Guest

Cisco Unified Intelligent Contact Management Enterprise

Field Notice: FN - 62370 - Cisco Enterprise and Hosted Contact Center Products Notice for Microsoft March 2006 Security Updates


April 6, 2006

NOTICE:

THIS FIELD NOTICE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS AND DOES NOT IMPLY ANY KIND OF GUARANTEE OR WARRANTY, INCLUDING THE WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY. YOUR USE OF THE INFORMATION ON THE FIELD NOTICE OR MATERIALS LINKED FROM THE FIELD NOTICE IS AT YOUR OWN RISK. CISCO RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE OR UPDATE THIS FIELD NOTICE AT ANY TIME.


Products Affected

Cisco CTI Desktop - 6.0(0) - with the most up-to-date Service Release

Problem Description

On March 14, 2006, Microsoft released the following security updates:

MS06-012 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Affected Supported Software:

- None

MS06-011 - Important

Permissive Windows Services DACLs Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

Affected Supported Software:

- Windows XP Service Pack 1

For additional information on Microsoft security updates, see the Microsoft Security page.

Background

Cisco evaluates Microsoft security notices and updates for potential impact to Cisco Contact Center products.

The qualification process results in one of four categorical ratings being applied to a given update: Impacting, Not Impacting, Deferred, or Not Applicable.

The four ratings are defined in the Cisco Customer Contact Software Policy for use of Third-Party Software and Security Updates document.

For the security updates listed in the Problem Description section of this bulletin, Cisco has assigned the updates to the following categories:

Impacting

MS06-011 - Permissive Windows Services DACLs Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

Deferred

None

Non-impacting

None

Not Applicable

MS06-012 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Proper care should be taken in deciding on which updates to apply to your systems. For additional information on the security measures to be considered in an ICM environment, refer to the Security Best Practices for Cisco Intelligent Contact Management Software Guide.

For the Security Updates categorized as Impacting, Cisco is continuing to test its products to further determine if there are any potential conflicts. An update to this field notice will be released when those tests are completed.

Product

Version(s)

Tested (I/Y/NA)*

Components Tested (All or specific)

CTI Desktop

6.0(0) SR5

Y

Agent Desktop on Windows XP SP1

CAD

6.0

I

CAD Agent and Supervisor Desktops on Windows XP SP1

* Testing Disposition

I - In Progress (indicating that testing is in progress and will be updated when complete)

Y - Yes (tested)

NA - Not Applicable (none of the security updates are being tested because of a Not Applicable or Deferred assessment)

Customers should follow Microsoft's guidelines regarding when and how they should apply these updates. Refer to the Microsoft website for full details of the potential exposure from the caveat is referenced on the Microsoft Security page.

Problem Symptoms

It is important to point out that Cisco Contact Center Support has not had any cases pertaining to this vulnerability recorded from our customer base as of March 30, 2006

Workaround/Solution

Cisco has assessed, and where deemed appropriate, validated the Microsoft security patches addressed in this bulletin along with any workarounds for the problems found. Deferred security updates will be folded in to regression testing of the listed products' next service release or major release whichever comes first.

Cisco recommends that Contact Center customers separately assess all security patches released by Microsoft and install those deemed appropriate for their environments.

Cisco will continue to provide a service of separately assessing and where necessary, validating higher severity security patches that may be relevant to the Contact Center Enterprise software products.

Visit the Microsoft website to acquire the fixes. Keep in mind that you should download the appropriate fixes based on the version of the Microsoft operating system deployed in your environment and service pack level.

Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.0

06-APR-2006

Initial Public Release

For More Information

If you require further assistance, or if you have any further questions regarding this field notice, please contact the Cisco Systems Technical Assistance Center (TAC) by one of the following methods:

Receive Email Notification For New Field Notices

Product Alert Tool - Set up a profile to receive email updates about reliability, safety, network security, and end-of-sale issues for the Cisco products you specify.