Microsoft issued a security bulletin which contained security advisory MS09-073. This security update resolves a vulnerability in Microsoft WordPad and Microsoft Office text converters which could allow remote code execution if a specially crafted Word 97 file is opened in WordPad or Microsoft Office Word. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2009-2506 to this issue. A description of the vulnerability may be found at:
Certain Avaya products utilize Microsoft Operating Systems and may be affected by this vulnerability.
Avaya system products include an Operating System with the product when it is delivered. The system products described below are delivered with a Microsoft Operating System. Actions to be taken with these products are also described below.
|Product:||Affected Version(s):||Risk Level:||Actions:|
|Avaya Messaging Application Server||All||Low||Avaya recommends that customers install the security update as provided via Microsoft Windows Update.|
|Avaya Meeting Exchange Components:
||All||Low||Avaya recommends that customers install the security update as provided via Microsoft Windows Update.|
Avaya strongly recommends that customers follow networking and security best practices by implementing firewalls, ACLs, physical security or other appropriate access restrictions. Though Avaya believes such restrictions should always be in place; risk to Avaya's product and the surrounding network from this potential vulnerability may be mitigated by ensuring these practices are implemented until such time as a product update is available. Further restrictions as deemed necessary based on the customer's security policies may be required during this interim period.
Avaya software-only products operate on general-purpose operating systems. Occasionally vulnerabilities may be discovered in the underlying operating system or applications that come with the operating system. These vulnerabilities often do not impact the software-only product directly but may threaten the integrity of the underlying platform.
In the case of this advisory Avaya software-only products are not affected by the vulnerability directly but the underlying Microsoft Windows platform may be. For affected Microsoft Operating Systems, Microsoft recommends installing patches. Detailed instructions for patching the Operating System are given by Microsoft at the following link:
|Avaya Agent Access||All Versions|
|Avaya Basic Call Management System Reporting Desktop - client||All Versions|
|Avaya Basic Call Management System Reporting Desktop - server||All Versions|
|Avaya Call Management Server (CMS) Supervisor||All Versions|
|Avaya CallVisor ASAI LAN (CVLAN) Client||All Versions|
|Avaya Computer Telephony||All Versions|
|Avaya Contact Center Express (ACCE)||All Versions|
|Avaya Customer Interaction Express (CIE)||All Versions|
|Avaya Enterprise Manager||All Versions|
|Avaya Integrated Management||All Versions|
|Avaya Interaction Center (IC)||All Versions|
|Avaya Interaction Center (IC) - Voice Quick Start||All Versions|
|Avaya IP Agent||All Versions|
|Avaya IP Softphone||All Versions|
|Avaya Modular Messaging||All Versions|
|Avaya Network Reporting||All Versions|
|Avaya OctelAccess(r) Server||All Versions|
|Avaya OctelDesignerTM||All Versions|
|Avaya Operational Analyst||All Versions|
|Avaya Outbound Contact Management||All Versions|
|Avaya Speech Access||All Versions|
|Avaya Unified Communication Center (UCC)||All Versions|
|Avaya Unified Messenger (r)||All Versions|
|Avaya Visual Messenger TM||All Versions|
|Avaya Visual Vector Client||All Versions|
|Avaya VPNmanagerTM Console||All Versions|
|Avaya Web Messenger||All Versions|
Avaya recommends that customers install the security update as provided via Microsoft Windows update.
Additional information may also be available via the Avaya support website and through your Avaya account representative. Please contact your Avaya product support representative, or dial 1-800-242-2121, with any questions.
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V 1.0 - December 10, 2009 - Initial Statement issued.
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