Introduction

These release notes support the Cisco Unified IP Conference Phone 8831 running SIP Firmware Release 10.3(1)SR5.

The following table lists the support and protocol compatibility for the Cisco IP Phones.

Table 1. Cisco IP Phones, Support, and Firmware Release Compatibility

Cisco IP Phone

Protocol

Support Requirements

Cisco Unified IP Conference Phone 8831

SIP

Cisco Unified Communications Manager 7.1(5) and later

Cisco Business Edition 3000 8.6(1) and later

Cisco Business Edition 6000 8.6(5) and later

Cisco Unified Communications Manager Express 10.0 and later; on IOS, release 15.4(1)T or later

Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution 8.6(2) and later

Related Documentation

Use the following sections to obtain related information.

New and Changed Features

This release contains no new or changed features.

Installation

When you install the 10.3(1)SR5 firmware, the steps you follow depend on the firmware version on your phone.

If you have 9.3(3) or 9.3(3)ES9:

You need to install an interim firmware load before you install the 10.3(1)SR5 firmware.

If you have 10.3(1), 10.3(1)SR1, 10.3(1)SR2, 10.3(1)SR3, 10.3(1)SR4, or 10.3(1)SR4b:

You can directly upgrade to 10.3(1)SR5.

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.

Upgrade from 10.3(1) to 10.3(1)SR5

If your Cisco Unified IP Conference Phone 8831 is running Firmware Release 10.3(1), 10.3(1)SR1, 10.3(1)SR2, 10.3(1)SR3, 10.3(1)SR4, or 10.3(1)SR4b, use this set of upgrade instructions.

Before you begin

Before using Cisco Unified IP Phone Firmware Release 10.3(1)SR5 with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you must install the latest firmware on all Cisco Unified Communications Manager servers in the cluster.

Procedure


Step 1

Go to the following URL:

Step 2

Choose Cisco Unified IP Phones 8800 Series.

Step 3

Choose Cisco Unified IP Conference Phone 8831.

Step 4

Choose Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Software.

Step 5

In the Latest Releases folder, choose 10.3(1)SR5.

Step 6

Select the required region-specific file as described in the following table, click the Download Now or Add to cart button, and follow the prompts.

Table 2. Wireless Microphone Regions and Firmware Loads

Region

Region-Specific Firmware

North America

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-NA.cop.sgn

Europe

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-EU.cop.sgn

Latin America

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-LA.cop.sgn

Brazil

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-BR.cop.sgn

Taiwan

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-TW.cop.sgn

Japan

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-JP.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 7

Click the + next to the firmware filename 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:

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-readme.html

Step 8

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

Step 9

If the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Pack to support this release is not available, download the file cmterm-8831-QED-1031-4.k3.cop.sgn and install it on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Step 10

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


Upgrade from 9.3(3) to 10.3(1)SR5

If your Cisco Unified IP Conference Phone 8831 is running Firmware Release 9.3(3) or 9.3(3)SE9, use these upgrade instructions. You must upgrade the phone from 9.3(3) to the interim release version 9-3-3-TO-10-3-1-v2 and then to the region specific load of 10.3(1) and later.

Before you begin

Before using Cisco Unified IP Phone Firmware Release 10.3(1)SR5 with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you must install the latest firmware on all Cisco Unified Communications Manager servers in the cluster.

Procedure


Step 1

Go to the following URL:

Step 2

Choose Cisco Unified IP Phones 8800 Series.

Step 3

Choose Cisco Unified IP Conference Phone 8831.

Step 4

Choose Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Software.

Step 5

In the All Releases folder, expand the SIPv.10 folder and choose 10.3(1).

Step 6

Select the file cmterm-8831-sip.9-3-3-TO-10-3-1-v2.cop.sgn, click the Download Now or Add to cart button, and follow the prompts.

Note 

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

Step 7

Click the + next to the firmware filename 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:

cmterm-8831-sip.9-3-3-TO-10-3-1-v2-readme.html

Step 8

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

Step 9

Return to the firmware download page.

Step 10

In the Latest Releases folder, choose 10.3(1)SR5.

Step 11

Select the required region-specific file as described in the following table, click the Download Now or Add to cart button, and follow the prompts.

Table 3. Wireless Microphone Regions and Firmware Loads

Region

Region-Specific Firmware

North America

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-NA.cop.sgn

Europe

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-EU.cop.sgn

Latin America

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-LA.cop.sgn

Brazil

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-BR.cop.sgn

Taiwan

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-TW.cop.sgn

Japan

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-JP.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 12

Click the + next to the firmware filename 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 13

If the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Pack to support this release is not available, download the file cmterm-8831-QED-1031-4.k3.cop.sgn and install it on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager.

Step 14

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


Upgrade from 10.3(1) to 10.3(1)SR5 with Zip Files

If a Cisco Unified Communications Manager is not available to load the installer, you can use a .zip file to load the firmware.

If your Cisco Unified IP Conference Phone 8831 is running Firmware Release 10.3(1), 10.3(1)SR1, 10.3(1)SR2, 10.3(1)SR3, 10.3(1)SR4, or 10.3(1)SR4b, use this set of upgrade instructions.

Before you begin

Before using Cisco Unified IP Phone Firmware Release 10.3(1)SR5 with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you must install the latest firmware on all Cisco Unified Communications Manager servers in the cluster.

Procedure


Step 1

Go to the following URL:

Step 2

Choose Cisco Unified IP Phones 8800 Series.

Step 3

Choose Cisco Unified IP Conference Phone 8831.

Step 4

Choose Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Software.

Step 5

In the Latest Releases folder, choose 10.3(1)SR5.

Step 6

Download the zip file for your region.

Step 7

Unzip the files.

Step 8

Manually copy the unzipped files to the directory on the TFTP server. See Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide for information about how to manually copy the firmware files to the server.

Step 9

If the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Pack to support this release is not available, download the file cmterm-8831-QED-1031-4.k3.cop.sgn and install it on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


Upgrade from 9.3(3) to 10.3(1)SR5 with Zip Files

If a Cisco Unified Communications Manager is not available to load the installer, you can use a .zip file to load the firmware.

If your Cisco Unified IP Conference Phone 8831 is running Firmware Release 9.3(3) or 9.3(3)SE9, use these upgrade instructions. You must upgrade the phone from 9.3(3) to the interim release version 9-3-3-TO-10-3-1-v2 and then to the region specific load of 10.3(1) and later.

Before you begin

Before using Cisco Unified IP Phone Firmware Release 10.3(1)SR5 with Cisco Unified Communications Manager, you must install the latest firmware on all Cisco Unified Communications Manager servers in the cluster.

Procedure


Step 1

Go to the following URL:

Step 2

Choose Cisco Unified IP Phones 8800 Series.

Step 3

Choose Cisco Unified IP Conference Phone 8831.

Step 4

Choose Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Software.

Step 5

In the All Releases folder, expand the SIPv.10 folder and choose 10.3(1).

Step 6

Select the file cmterm-8831-sip.9-3-3-TO-10-3-1-v2.zip, click the Download Now or Add to cart button, and follow the prompts.

Note 

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

Step 7

Click the + next to the firmware filename 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:

cmterm-8831-sip.9-3-3-TO-10-3-1-v2-readme.html

Step 8

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

Step 9

Return to the firmware download page.

Step 10

In the Latest Releases folder, choose 10.3(1)SR5.

Step 11

Select the required region-specific file as described in the following table, click the Download Now or Add to cart button, and follow the prompts.

Table 4. Wireless Microphone Regions and Firmware Loads

Region

Region-Specific Firmware

North America

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-NA.zip

Europe

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-EU.zip

Latin America

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-LA.zip

Brazil

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-BR.zip

Taiwan

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-TW.zip

Japan

cmterm-8831-sip.10-3-1SR5-1-JP.zip

Note 

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

Step 12

Click the + next to the firmware filename 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 13

Unzip the files.

Step 14

Manually copy the unzipped files to the directory on the TFTP server. See Cisco Unified Communications Operating System Administration Guide for information about how to manually copy the firmware files to the server.

Step 15

If the Cisco Unified Communications Manager Device Pack to support this release is not available, download the file cmterm-8831-QED-1031-4.k3.cop.sgn and install it on the Cisco Unified Communications Manager.


Limitations and Restrictions

Firmware Downgrade Limitation

After you install Firmware Release 10.3(1)SR3 on a conference phone, you cannot downgrade the firmware to a previous version.

Phone Behavior During Times of Network Congestion

Anything that degrades network performance can affect phone voice 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.

Caveats

View Caveats

You can search for caveats using the Cisco Bug Search.

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) To look for information about a specific problem, enter the bug ID number in the Search for field, then press Enter.


Open Caveats

The following list contains the defects that are open for the 10.3(1)SR5 Firmware Release.

For more information about an individual defect, you can access the online record for the defect by accessing the Bug Search tool and entering the Identifier. 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, access Bug Toolkit as described in View Caveats.

  • CSCvo55920: Multiple Vulnerabilities in libxml2

Resolved Caveats

The following list contains the defects that are resolved for the 10.3(1)SR5 Firmware Release.

For more information about an individual defect, you can access the online record for the defect by accessing the Bug Search tool and entering the Identifier. 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, access Bug Toolkit as described in View Caveats.

  • CSCvh70826: 8831 phone DTMF not getting recognized

  • CSCvk12397: 8831 IP Phone should not listen on UDP 5060 with a TCP only transport setting

  • CSCvk72410: DHCP failure for Cisco 8831 phone model with options 176 or 242 in DORA ACK

  • CSCvm10830: Vulnerable version of busybox in use

  • CSCvn04016: cURL and libcurl NTLM Password Buffer Overflow Vulnerability

  • CSCvn04058: XMLSoft libxml2 xmlXPathCompOpEval() Function NULL Pointer Dereference

  • CSCvn72540: Buffer overflow vulnerability in the phone webserver

  • CSCvo56716: Linux Kernel MIDI Driver Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability

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.