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Release Notes for Cisco BBSM Hotspot 1.0 MDAC Security Fix, Patch 5305
These release notes describe the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) security vulnerability patch (MS04-003) and its installation. This patch (MDACPatchHS.exe) is also known as Patch 5305. This patch eliminates a MDAC buffer overrun security vulnerability on the Cisco Building Broadband Service Manager (BBSM) Hotspot 1.0 server. Patch 5305 is dependent on BBSM Hotspot 1.0 Service Pack 1 (Patch 5238).
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MDAC is a collection of components that are used to provide database connectivity on Windows platforms. These components make it easy for programs to access databases and to change the data within them. A Microsoft security vulnerability exists because of an unchecked buffer in a specific MDAC component. Attackers could exploit this vulnerability and cause a buffer overrun to occur, allowing them to gain control over the system and take any action that the legitimate process executing MDAC could take. This patch prevents an attacker from exploiting this vulnerability.
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This patch can be installed locally onto any BBSM Hotspot 1.0 server with Internet access or remotely onto multiple BBSM Hotspot servers from another computer.
Caution We recommend terminating all client sessions during BBSM Hotspot service pack and patch upgrades and installations. For additional information, refer to the Cisco BBSM Hotspot 1.0 User Guide.
Follow these steps to install this patch onto your BBSM Hotspot 1.0 server:
Step 1 Using the Internet Explorer (IE) web browser, go to the Cisco BBSM Hotspot 1.0 Software Download website: http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/bbsmhs10.
Note You must use the IE browser when using the Updates tool on the BBSM Hotspot 1.0 Dashboard because of some known issues and incompatibilities with Netscape Navigator.
Step 2 Download MDACPatchHS.exe to a temporary location on your computer.
•For a local BBSM Hotspot installation, go to Step 6.
•For a remote BBSM Hotspot installation, continue with Step 3.
Note If you are using the Windows 2000 (SP2 or later) or Windows XP operating systems to install this patch remotely, the Updates web pages load very slowly. To prevent this problem, uncheck the Client for Microsoft Networks check box in the NIC Properties window on your remote computer.
Step 3 In the IE browser field, enter http://<address>:9488/www where <address> is either the external NIC address of the BBSM Hotspot server (if you are accessing it externally) or the internal IP address of the BBSM Hotspot server (if you are accessing it from within the BBSM Hotspot subnet).
For example, enter http://10.10.1.2:9488/www and press Enter. The Enter Network Password window appears. (See Figure 1.)
Figure 1 Enter Network Password Window
Step 4 Enter your username and password. (Do not enter any information in the Domain field.)
Note You must have administrator privileges to install patches.
Step 5 Click OK. The remote BBSM Hotspot Dashboard appears.
Step 6 From the BBSM Hotspot Dashboard, use the Updates tool to install this patch.
Note Refer to the Cisco BBSM Hotspot 1.0 User Guide for instructions on transferring and installing patches and service packs. This patch automatically reboots your BBSM Hotspot server.
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The following documents provide information about BBSM:
•Release Notes for the Cisco BBSM Hotspot 1.0 (available on Cisco.com)
•Cisco BBSM Hotspot 1.0 User Guide (order number DOC-7815293=)
•Loading the Cisco BBSM Hotspot 1.0 Image (order number DOC-7815446=)
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