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Field Notice: FN - 62648 - Cisco Enterprise and Hosted Contact Center Products Notice for Microsoft January 2007 Security Updates


January 12, 2007

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Products Affected

Products Affected

Cisco Collaboration Server (CCS) - 5.0, all SRs

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

Cisco e-mail Manager (CEM) - 5.0, all SRs

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

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

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

Problem Description

On January 9, 2007, Microsoft released the following security updates:

MS07-001 - Important

Vulnerability in Microsoft Office 2003 Brazilian Portugese Grammar Checker Could Allow Remote Code Execution

Affected Supported Software:

- None

MS07-002 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (927198)

Affected Supported Software:

- None

MS07-003 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution (925938)

Affected Supported Software:

- None

MS07-004 - Critical

Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Execution (929969)

Affected Supported Software:

- Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

- 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

None

Deferred

MS07-004 - Vulnerability in Vector Markup Language Could Allow Remote Execution

Non-impacting

MS07-001 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Office 2003 Brazilian Portuguese Grammar Checker Could Allow Remote Code Execution

MS07-002 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution

MS07-003 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Outlook 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 - 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.

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 (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)

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 January 09, 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

12-JAN-2007

Initial Public Release

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