Cisco Wireless IP Phone 8821 and 8821-EX Release Notes for Firmware Release 11.0(5)SR3

These release notes support the Cisco Wireless IP Phone 8821 and 8821-EX Firmware Release 11.0(5)SR3.

The following table describes the systems and versions that the phone requires.

System

Minimum Version

Recommended Versions

Cisco Unified Communications Manager

9.1(2)

10.5(2), 11.0(1), 11.5(1), and later

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express

10.5 through Fast Track

11.0, 11.5, 11.7 (native support), and later

Cisco Unified Survivable Remote Site Telephony

10.5

11.0, 11.5, 11.7, and later

Cisco AireOS Wireless LAN Controller and Cisco Lightweight Access Points

8.0.121.0

8.0.152.0, 8.2.170.0, 8.3.150.0.0, 8.5.164.0, 8.8.130.0, 8.10.121.0

Cisco Catalyst IOS XE Wireless LAN Controller and Cisco Lightweight Access Points

16.12.1s

16.12.2s

Cisco Meraki Access Points

MR 25.9, MX 13.33

MR 26.6.1, MX 14.40

Cisco Autonomous Access Points

12.4(21a)JY

12.4(25d)JA2, 15.2(4)JB6, 15.3(3)JFPJ3

For more information on wireless access points, see the Cisco Wireless IP Phone 8821 and 8821-EX Wireless LAN Deployment Guide in: https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/collaboration-endpoints/unified-ip-phone-8800-series/products-implementation-design-guides-list.html

Related Documentation

Use the following sections to obtain related information.

Cisco Wireless IP Phone 882x Series Documentation

Refer to publications that are specific to your language, phone model, and call control system. Navigate from the following documentation URL:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/collaboration-endpoints/unified-ip-phone-8800-series/tsd-products-support-series-home.html

The Deployment Guide is located at the following URL:

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/support/collaboration-endpoints/unified-ip-phone-8800-series/products-implementation-design-guides-list.html

New and Changed Features

This release contains no new or changed features.

Installation

Installation Requirements

Before you install the firmware release, you must ensure that your Cisco Unified Communications Manager is running the latest device pack. After you install a device pack on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager servers in the cluster, you need to reboot all the servers.


Note

If your Cisco Unified Communications Manager does not have the required device pack to support this firmware release, the firmware may not work correctly.


For information on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Packs, see http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucm/compat/devpack_comp_mtx.html.

Install Firmware Release 11.0(5)SR3 on Cisco Unified Communications Manager

Before you can use the phone firmware release on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you must install the latest Cisco Unified Communications Manager firmware on all Cisco Unified Communications Manager servers in the cluster.

Procedure


Step 1

Go to the following URL:

Step 2

Choose Wireless IP Phone 8821 or Wireless IP Phone 8821-EX.

Step 3

Choose Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Software.

Step 4

In the Latest Releases folder, choose 11.0(5)SR3.

Step 5

Select the firmware file, click the Download or Add to cart button, and follow the prompts.

Firmware file: cmterm-8821-sip.11-0-5SR3-2.k3.cop.sgn

Note 

If you added the firmware file to the cart, click the Download Cart link when you are ready to download the file.

Step 6

Click the + next to the firmware file name in the Download Cart section to access additional information about this file. The hyperlink for the readme file is in the Additional Information section, which contains installation instructions for the corresponding firmware.

Step 7

Follow the instructions in the readme file to install the firmware.


Install Firmware Release 11.0(5)SR3 on Cisco Communications Manager Express

You must download the Cisco Wireless IP Phone 8821 firmware image file from the software download center.

For information on Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express support, see http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucme/feature/phone_feature/phone_feature_support_guide.html.

For more information about this procedure, refer to the "Install and Upgrade Cisco Unified CME Software" chapter in the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express System Administrator Guide at this URL:

http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/voice_ip_comm/cucme/admin/configuration/manual/cmeadm.html

Procedure


Step 1

Go to the following URL:

Step 2

Choose Wireless IP Phone 8821 or Wireless IP Phone 8821-EX.

Step 3

Choose Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Software.

Step 4

Choose 11.0(5)SR3 in the Latest Releases folder.

Step 5

Click Download or Add to cart and follow the prompts.

The file to download is cmterm-8821.11-0-5SR3-2.zip

Step 6

Extract the files from the zip file, manually copy them to the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express TFTP server (router flash), and enable them for TFTP.


Limitations and Restrictions

Phone Behavior During Times of Network Congestion

Anything that degrades network performance can affect phone audio and, in some cases, can cause a call to drop. Sources of network degradation can include, but are not limited to, the following activities:

  • Administrative tasks, such as an internal port scan or security scan

  • Attacks that occur on your network, such as a Denial of Service attack

Health-Care Environment Use

This product is not a medical device and uses an unlicensed frequency band that is susceptible to interference from other devices or equipment.

Recording Tone Volume Limitation

If you use the recording feature, we recommend that you change the Recording Tone Local Volume configured in Cisco Unified Communications Manager. Change the field from the default of 100 to 20.

The CUCM device packs (October 2017 and later) have the default set to 20.

For more information, look at CSCvc14605 using https://tools.cisco.com/bugsearch.

TLS 1.2 Tunnel Limitation with ISE 2.0 to 2.3

To support a TLS 1.2 tunnel between the phone and the Cisco Identity Service Engine (ISE) server, the ISE patch to resolve CSCvm03681 must be applied. This patch is required for ISE servers running Release 2.0 to 2.3; ISE Release 2.4 and later include the patch.

Caveats

View Caveats

You can search for caveats using the Cisco Bug Search tool.

Known caveats (bugs) are graded according to severity level, and can be either open or resolved.

Before you begin

To view caveats, you need the following items:

  • Internet connection

  • Web browser

  • Cisco.com user ID and password

Procedure


Step 1

Perform one of the following actions:

Step 2

When prompted, log in with your Cisco.com user ID and password.

Step 3

(Optional) Enter the bug ID number in the Search for field, then press Enter.


Open Caveats

The following list contains the severity 1, 2, and 3 defects that are open for the Cisco Wireless IP Phone 8821 that use Firmware Release 11.0(5)SR3.

For more information about an individual defect, you can access the online record for the defect from the Bug Search Toolkit. You must be a registered Cisco.com user to access this online information.

Because defect status continually changes, the list reflects a snapshot of the defects that were open at the time this report was compiled. For an updated view of open defects or to view specific bugs, access the Bug Search Toolkit as described in View Caveats.

  • CSCvq76705 Observe battery level 99%~100% floating issue after fully charged

  • CSCvq80441 Cisco 8821 Wireless IP Phone Key Negotiation of Bluetooth Vulnerability

  • CSCvr30314 Multiple Vulnerabilities in linux kernel (CVE-2019-10638 and CVE-2019-10639)

  • CSCvr54353 Linux Kernel CVE (CVE-2019-16413 to CVE-2019-3874)

  • CSCvr57950 Phone continues blinking amber after shared line answers 2nd incoming call

  • CSCvr70039 Vulnerability in linux kernel (CVE-2019-11190)

  • CSCvr71242 Vulnerability in linux kernel (CVE-2019-11599)

  • CSCvr71414 Vulnerability in linux kernel (CVE-2019-15214)

  • CSCvr76650 Vulnerability in linux kernel (CVE-2019-15916)

  • CSCvr87703 Vulnerability in linux kernel (CVE-2019-15666)

  • CSCvr89188 Vulnerability in linux kernel (CVE-2019-16994)

  • CSCvr94805 Vulnerability in linux kernel (CVE-2019-15927)

  • CSCvs22379 Single click on green button sometimes triggers Redial

  • CSCvs33435 Linux Kernel Use-After-Free Vulnerability CVE-2017-10661

  • CSCvs61484 Multiple Vulnerabilities in linux_kernel CVE-2018-10879

  • CSCvs63233 Multiple Vulnerabilities in linux_kernel CVE-2018-5344

  • CSCvt00409 Multiple Vulnerabilities in zlib 1.2.8

  • CSCvt08482 Multiple Vulnerabilities in linux_kernel CVE-2019-19252

Resolved Caveats

The following list contains the severity 1, 2, and 3 defects that are resolved for the Cisco Wireless IP Phone 8821 that use Firmware Release 11.0(5)SR3.

For more information about an individual defect, you can access the online record for the defect from the Bug Search Toolkit. You must be a registered Cisco.com user to access this online information.

Because defect status continually changes, the list reflects a snapshot of the defects that were resolved at the time this report was compiled. For an updated view of resolved defects or to view specific bugs, access the Bug Search Toolkit as described in View Caveats.

  • CSCvs78272 Wireless IP Phone 8821 /CGI/CallInfo stack buffer overflow

  • CSCvs78281 Wireless IP Phone 8821 /deviceconfig/setActivationCode stack buffer overflow

  • CSCvs82268 8821 phones not processing commas when dialing from Corporate Directory

Cisco Unified Communication Manager Public Keys

To improve software integrity protection, new public keys are used to sign cop files for Cisco Unified Communications Manager Release 10.0.1 and later. These cop files have "k3" in their name. To install a k3 cop file on a pre-10.0.1 Cisco Unified Communications Manager, consult the README for the ciscocm.version3-keys.cop.sgn to determine if this additional cop file must first be installed on your specific Cisco Unified Communications Manager version. If these keys are not present and are required, you will see the error "The selected file is not valid" when you try to install the software package.

Unified Communications Manager Endpoints Locale Installer

By default, Cisco IP Phones are set up for the English (United States) locale. To use the Cisco IP Phones in other locales, you must install the locale-specific version of the Unified Communications Manager Endpoints Locale Installer on every Cisco Unified Communications Manager server in the cluster. The Locale Installer installs the latest translated text for the phone user interface and country-specific phone tones on your system so that they are available for the Cisco IP Phones.

To access the Locale Installer required for a release, access https://software.cisco.com/download/navigator.html?mdfid=286037605&flowid=46245, navigate to your phone model, and select the Unified Communications Manager Endpoints Locale Installer link.

For more information, see the documentation for your particular Cisco Unified Communications Manager release.


Note

The latest Locale Installer may not be immediately available; continue to check the website for updates.


Cisco IP Phone Documentation Updates on Cisco Unified Communications Manager

The Cisco Unified Communications Manager Self Care Portal (Release 10.0 and later) and User Options web pages (Release 9.1 and earlier) provide links to the IP Phone user guides in PDF format. These user guides are stored on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager and are up to date when the Cisco Unified Communications Manager release is first made available to customers.

After a Cisco Unified Communications Manager release, subsequent updates to the user guides appear only on the Cisco website. The phone firmware release notes contain the applicable documentation URLs. In the web pages, updated documents display "Updated" beside the document link.


Note

The Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Packages and the Unified Communications Manager Endpoints Locale Installer do not update the English user guides on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


You and your users should check the Cisco website for updated user guides and download the PDF files. You can also make the files available to your users on your company website.


Tip

You may want to bookmark the web pages for the phone models that are deployed in your company and send these URLs to your users.