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Field Notice: FN - 63089 - Cisco Enterprise and Hosted Contact Center Products Notice for Microsoft March 2008 Security Updates


March 17, 2008

NOTICE:

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Revision History

Revision

Date

Comment

1.0

17-MAR-2008

Initial Public Release

Products Affected

Products Affected

Cisco Agent Desktop - 6.x(x) and 7.x(x), all SRs

Cisco CTI and CTI OS - 6.0 and 7.x(x), all SRs/MRs

Cisco Collaboration Server - 5.0, all SRs

Cisco Customer Voice Portal - 3.0, 3.1 and 4.0, all SRs

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

Cisco e-Mail Manager - 5.0, all SRs

ICM Enterprise - 6.0 and 7.x(x), all SRs/MRs

ICM Hosted - 7.x(x)

IPCC Enterprise - 6.0 and 7.x(x), all SRs/MRs

IPCC Hosted - 7.x(x)

Problem Description

On March 11, 2008, Microsoft released the following security updates:

MS08-014 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949029)

Affected Supported Software:

None

MS08-015 - Critical

Vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949031)

Affected Supported Software:

None

MS08-016 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949030)

Affected Supported Software:

None

MS08-017 - Critical

Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Web Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (933103)

Affected Supported Software:

None

Background

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

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

The three ratings are defined in the Cisco Customer Contact Software Policy for using Microsoft Security Updates on Products Deployed on a Retail Installation of Windows Operating System Bulletin.

The cumulative set of security patches available from Microsoft - including those marked here as Deferred - are applied to Microsoft Windows Server 2003 (current supported Service Pack) and/or appropriate component prior to Cisco's testing of every release of the CCBU products (major, minor, and maintenance). Customers installing a new Microsoft Windows server platform or those otherwise seeking a comprehensive list of Cisco-qualified security patches should update their installed CCBU product to a supported maintenance release level and then consult the product Security Bulletin Field Notices (FNs) issued in the interim since the maintenance version release date. Applicable FNs can be found by using the Product Alert Tool (PAT) available on Cisco.com, as follows:

  1. Go to the Product Alert Tool (registered customers only) .

  2. Create a Profile if one does not exist and select all products that are required.

    Cisco recommends setting up a profile for each area of interest. For example, create one profile for Field Notices, another profile for End of Sales, and so on.

  3. From the Product Alert Tool (PAT) toolbar, select "Alerts History."

  4. Select the profile created for Field Alerts.

  5. Select "ALL" or specify the date range.

  6. Run the reports based on the information entered.

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

None

Not Applicable

MS08-014 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Excel Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949029)

MS08-015 - Vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949031)

MS08-016 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Could Allow Remote Code Execution (949030)

MS08-017 - Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office Web Components Could Allow Remote Code Execution (933103)

Proper care should be taken in deciding 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.

Product

Version(s)

Tested (Y/I*)

Components Tested (All or Specify)

ICM/IPCC

7.0(0) SR4, 7.1(5), 7.2(3)

NA

NA

CTI OS

7.0(0) SR4, 7.1(5), 7.2(2)

NA

NA

CVP

3.1 SR2

NA

NA

CVP

4.0(2)

NA

NA

CEM & CCS

CEM 5.0 SR8, CCS 5.0 SR5, CMB 5.0 SR2, DCA 2.0(1) SR2

NA

NA

CAD

7.2(1)

NA

NA

* 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,which 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 11, 2008.

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.

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 ICM/IPCC Enterprise and ICM/IPCC Hosted 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.

NOTE

Readers Please Note: Starting in May 2008, Cisco Contact Center product impact assessments published in response to Microsoft Security Bulletins will no longer be issued as a Field Notice. Instead, Cisco will make this information available online, provided on the IntelliShield Event Response page of the Cisco Security Center. In the interim, customers can visit Cisco Security Center and then click on IntelliShield Event Responses link under Technical Resources to familiarize themselves with Cisco Security Center and the IntelliShield Event Response page.

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