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Field Notice: FN - 62631 - Cisco Enterprise and Hosted Contact Center Products Notice for Microsoft December 2006 Security Updates


December 15, 2006

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Products Affected

Products

Cisco Collaboration Server (CCS) - 5.0, all Service Releases

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

Cisco E-mail Manager (CEM) - 5.0, all Service Releases

Customer Voice Portal (CVP) - 3.0 and 3.1, all Service Releases

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

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

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

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

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

Problem Description

On December 12, 2006, Microsoft released the following security updates:

MS06-072 - Critical

Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer (925454)

Affected Supported Software:

- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

MS06-073 - Critical

Vulnerability in Visual Studio 2005 Could Allow Remote Code Execution (925674)

Affected Supported Software:

- None

MS06-074 - Important

Vulnerability in SNMP Could Allow Remote Execution (926247)

Affected Supported Software:

- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

- Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1

MS06-075 - Important

Vulnerability in Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (926255)

Affected Supported Software:

- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

MS06-076 - Important

Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express (923694)

Affected Supported Software:

- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

- Microsoft Windows 2003 Service Pack 1

MS06-077 - Important

Vulnerability in Remote Installation Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution (926121)

Affected Supported Software:

- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

MS06-078 - Critical

Vulnerability in Windows Media Format Could Allow Remote Code Execution (923689)

Affected Supported Software:

- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

- Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

- Microsoft Windows 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

MS06-075 - Vulnerability in Windows Could Allow Elevation of Privilege

Deferred

MS06-072 - Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer

MS06-078 - Vulnerability in Windows Media Format Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Non-impacting

MS06-073 - Vulnerability in Visual Studio 2005 Could Allow Remote Code Execution

MS06-074 - Vulnerability in SNMP Could Allow Remote Execution

MS06-076 - Cumulative Security Update for Outlook Express

MS06-077 - Vulnerability in Remote Installation Service Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Not Applicable

None

Due to the nature of some of the vulnerabilities addressed by a number of critical, important and moderate security updates, which are 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.

Product

Version(s)

Tested (Y/I)*

Components Tested

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 December 14, 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

15-DEC-2006

Initial Public Release

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