WebEx Event Center Mobile Support

Yes, it must be a sure sign of the apocalypse. Event Center is finally supported on iOS and Droid. Imagine being able to join an event center hosted Webex meeting from the road… I’ve only been asking for this for the last five years. 🙂

Upgrade to Webex 7.0 client and WBS 29.8 and life will be as sweet as candy.

The more important feature in 7.0 is management of your Personal Meeting Room (WBS 29.11).

I’ll detail PMR soon, but it is a huge step forward in making it easy for people to join Webex. Your PMR meeting ID/URL is always stays the same. No pesky meeting IDs to remember. You can join from video phone, TP unit (think DX, EX, SX, etc.), or any Webex client.

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GHOST in the machine – CVE-2015-0235

On January 27, 2015 Qualys announced a remote exploit utilizing functions that are part of the GNU C library.

Because it is a vulnerability in glibc, it is going to be a widespread issue.   It’s very early on so products are being investigated to see if they use the vulnerable version of glibc.

You’re likely to see all kinds of products affected because of the widespread inclusion of glibc functions in code.  However, the vulnerability relies on the gethosebyname() function which has been deprecated for sometime now, so while you’re going to see a lot of products shown as affected (because of glibc inclusion), not many should be vulnerable (unless they use the vulnerable function).

Here’s the Security Advisory – http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/content/CiscoSecurityAdvisory/cisco-sa-20150128-ghost

Watch that page for updates as it will take time for all products to be evaluated.  Most products are still being evaluated.  It currently lists CUCM, VCS (X8.1 and older) and others as vulnerable.

And more info here – http://tools.cisco.com/security/center/viewAlert.x?alertId=37181

And a blog entry explaining why it isn’t really as bad as we might think –  http://blogs.cisco.com/security/talos/ghost-glibc