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Field Notice: FN - 62567 - Cisco Enterprise and Hosted Contact Center Products Notice for Microsoft October 2006 Security Updates


October 16, 2006

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Products Affected

Products

Cisco Collaboration Server (CCS) - 5.0, all SRs

Cisco Computer Telephony Integration (CTI) and Computer Telephony Integration Object Server (CTI OS) - 6.x(x) and 7.x(x), all SRs

Cisco Voice Portal (CVP) - 3.0 and 3.1, all SRs

Cisco E-Mail Manager (CEM) - 5.0, all SRs

IP Contact Center (IPCC) Enterprise - 6.x(x) and 7.x(x), all SRs

IP Contact Center (IPCC) Hosted - 7.x(x), all SRs

Intelligent Contact Manager (ICM) Enterprise - 6.x(x) and 7.x(x), all SRs

Intelligent Contact Manager (ICM) Hosted - 7.x(x), all SRs

Internet Service Node (ISN) - 2.0(0) and 2.1(0), all SRs

Problem Description

On September 26 and October 10, 2006, Microsoft released the following security updates:

MS06-055 - Critical

Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution (925486)

Affected Supported Software:

- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

MS06-056 - Moderate

Vulnerability in ASP.NET 2.0 Could Allow Information Disclosure (922770)

Affected Supported Software:

- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

MS06-057 - Critical

Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Execution (923191)

Affected Supported Software:

- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

MS06-058 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Execution (924163)

Affected Supported Software:

- None

MS06-059 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Execution (924164)

Affected Supported Software:

- None

MS06-060 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Execution (924554)

Affected Supported Software:

- None

MS06-061 - Critical

Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Execution (924191)

Affected Supported Software:

- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

MS06-062 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Execution (922581)

Affected Supported Software:

- None

MS06-063 - Important

Vulnerability in Server Service Could Allow Denial of Service (923414)

Affected Supported Software:

- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

MS06-064 - Low

Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP IPv6 Could Allow Denial of Service (922819)

Affected Supported Software:

- None

MS06-065 - Moderate

Vulnerabilities in Windows Object Packager Could Allow Remote Execution (924496)

Affected Supported Software:

- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

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

MS06-057 - Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Execution.

MS06-061 - Vulnerability in Microsoft XML Core Services Could Allow Remote Execution.

MS06-063 - Vulnerability in Server Service Could Allow Denial of Service.

Deferred

MS06-055 - Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Code Execution.

MS06-065 - Vulnerabilities in Windows Object Packager Could Allow Remote Execution.

Non-impacting

MS06-056 - Vulnerability in ASP.NET 2.0 Could Allow Information Disclosure.

MS06-058 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft PowerPoint Could Allow Remote Execution.

MS06-059 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Execution.

MS06-060 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Word Could Allow Remote Execution.

MS06-062 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Execution.

MS06-064 - Vulnerabilities in TCP/IP IPv6 Could Allow Denial of Service.

Not Applicable

None

Due to the nature of some of the vulnerabilities addressed by a number of critical, important and moderate security updates - only exploitable if a user visited a malicious Web (or FTP) site or viewed a malicious e-mail message that could potentially allow remote code execution - they are deferred and rolled up into the next service release testing of the supported applications.

While an attacker who successfully exploited these vulnerabilities could take complete control of an affected system or cause a denial of service attack, Production Contact Center application servers should not be used for chat, e-mail or to browse unknown and potentially dangerous Web (or FTP) Sites.

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 at the Cisco Unified Intelligent Contact Management Enterprise Technical References page.

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 complete.

Product

Version(s)

Tested (Y/I)*

Components Tested (All or Specific)

ICM/IPCC

7.0(0) SR4

Y

All ICM/IPCC components tested on Windows Server 2003 SP1

CTIOS

7.0(0) SR4

Y

CTIOS components tested on Windows Server 2003 SP1; Agent Desktop on Windows XP SP2

CVP

3.1 SR2

Y

CVP components tested on Windows Server 2000 SP4 with Rollup 1

CEM & CCS

CEM 5.0 SR5, CCS 5.0 SR3, CMB 5.0 SR1, DCA 2.0(1) SR2

Y

CEM and CCS components tested on Windows Server 2000 SP4 with Rollup 1

* 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 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 October 12, 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

16-OCT-2006

Initial Public Release

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