SfB 2019 Server Security Update – July 2022

This Security update for SfBS 2019 is build 7.0.2046.404, up from April’s 7.0.2046.396. It updated four components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Skype for Business Server and Microsoft Lync Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2022-33633.

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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SfB 2015 Server Security Update – July 2022

This security update for SfBS 2015 is build 6.0.9319.634, up from April’s 6.0.9319.628. It updated four components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

This security update resolves a remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Skype for Business Server and Microsoft Lync Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2022-33633.

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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SfB 2015 Server Security Update – April 2022

This security update for SfBS 2015 is build 6.0.9319.628, up from February’s 6.0.9319.623. It updated only three components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

This security update (KB5012686) resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Skype for Business Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2022-26910 and Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2022-26911.

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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SfB 2019 Server Security Update – April 2022

This update for SfBS 2019 is build 7.0.2046.396, up from last December’s 7.0.2046.385. It updated three components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

This security update (KB5012686) resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft Skype for Business Server. To learn more about these vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2022-26910 and Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures CVE-2022-26911.

(Thanks to Jörg von der Ohe on Twitter for revealing the above info).

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.
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SfB 2015 Server Update – February 2022

Our last update to Skype for Business Server 2015 was six months ago, to 6.0.9319.619.

Today we see build 6.0.9319.623, which only tweaked two components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

  • Kb 5010770 RGS queue timeout action does not work for nested queues

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

What’s Gone?

Nothing noted. No commandlets have also been removed from the SfB PowerShell module.

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SfB 2019 Server Update – December 2021

This update for SfBS 2019 is build 7.0.2046.385, up from May’s 7.0.2046.369. It updated ten components on my Standard Edition Front-End, and also uninstalled the now-obsolete Skype for Business Online PowerShell module.

What’s Fixed?

Heaps!

  • Kb 5006005 Unexpected disconnection occurs in Mediation Server of Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5005995 “Unhandled exception” error in CAS for very large meeting deactivation in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 4458682 “Failed creating application activity” error when you use the Test-CsUcwaConference cmdlet in Skype for Business Server 2019 and 2015
  • Kb 4458682 “Failed creating application activity” error when you use the Test-CsUcwaConference cmdlet in Skype for Business Server 2019 and 2015
  • Kb 5005992 UCWA mobile and SDK clients disconnect in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5005994 Remote PowerShell doesn’t connect after you install 7.0.2046.367 in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5005998 Can’t add PSTN call if gateways are from different sites in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5006002 Export-csArchivingData returns encrypted files uploaded to a conference in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5005993 Supervised transfer continues after blind transfer starts in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 4458682 “Failed creating application activity” error when you use the Test-CsUcwaConference cmdlet in Skype for Business Server 2019 and 2015
  • Kb 5005990 Busy on Busy blocks calls although a user is available on Skype for Business 2019
  • Kb 5005996 Using AlwaysUnverified for AllowedDomains treats domains as discovered in Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5006000 Skype for Business 2019 client disconnects every two minutes
  • Kb 5006006 SBA user can’t escalate PSTN call when adding PSTN user if LBR is enforced in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5006009 Sending SIP REFER to federated endpoint fails in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5006010 “Rtcab” error if you create an Exchange DL or security group object in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5006011 BusyOnBusy heartbeat stops working in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5006012 Busy Options ignores Teamcall group in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5006014 Install Teams PowerShell Module after you install CU6 for Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5006015 Missed call notification after escalating P2P call to conference while BoB is enabled in Microsoft Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5005991 Join Launcher fails in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5006013 UCMA app fails if UseRegistration is True and headers are added in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5005997 You can’t create response groups in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5005999 iPhone user receives a call when you send them a file from Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5006001 SefaUtil application doesn’t work in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5006008 “Invalid assets location” error when you use new CDN endpoints in Skype for Business Server 2019
  • Kb 5006017 WebScheduler incorrectly displays “Astana” as Kazakhstan capital in Skype for Business Server 2019

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OzPLAR customisation

I introduced OzPLAR in my previous post. It’s an evolution of the telephone intercom design I had published in Silicon Chip magazine back in 1992.

With my 2021 collaborator Ross we deliberately designed the circuit and PCB to accommodate a range of variations and alternate components so as to make it as flexible and globally-appealing as possible.

This page documents some of those variations.
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OzPLAR – the 2021 telephone intercom revamp

My original telephone intercom project was published in Silicon Chip magazine here in Oz in May 1992. Photocopies of that original article are still available from Silicon Chip, and they kindly let me re-publish the circuit here.

The intercom unit powered two telephones, allowing you to talk between them. Lifting one handset automatically started the other ringing, and cradling both devices resets it.

Applications were the obvious “batphone” intercom between two locations, whether those be neighbours down a country road, or from the main house to the granny-flat. Service people could use it to test and repair telephones, telephone collectors used it to make static displays more interactive, and it saw use on stage and screen where a phone was required to ring on set. In a corporate environment it could be used to couple two phone systems or telephony gateway devices that only had FXO interfaces, or turn an FXO port into an FXS one. I’ve used it personally to make a “phone call” between my modem and our home burglar alarm, allowing me to reprogram the latter from within the building.

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SfB 2015 Server Update – August 2021

It’s been three months since our last update to Skype for Business Server 2015, which was a rare security update that took us to 6.0.9319.606.

This is build 6.0.9319.619, and it’s a bit of a doozie. It updated seven components on my Standard Edition Front-End, and also uninstalled the now-defunct Skype for Business Online PowerShell module. Check out the scary one I’ve highlighted:

What’s Fixed?

  • KB 5005505 “Set up Voice Mail” option in Skype for Business client redirects to Outlook on the web instead of Cloud Voicemail
  • KB 5005509 PAI is removed when a call is forwarded in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005517 Users are removed from a meeting when using Skype for Business Server 2015 UCWA applications
  • KB 5005508 Using AlwaysUnverifiable with AllowedDomain treats the domain as discovered in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 4576666 Contact card shows wrong title in a meeting on Skype for Business on Mac
  • KB 4576668 Support push notification for iOS 13 in Skype for Business Server 2019 and 2015
  • KB 5005516 Can’t create IVR response groups in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005523 An iPhone receives a call instead of a file from a Skype for Business desktop client
  • KB 5005525 Incorrect message of checking name when using a valid name to create a chat room in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 4583494 Missed call notification because of wrong handling of SIP header in Skype for Business Server 2019 and 2015
  • KB 5005507 “403 forbidden” when sending a SIP REFER request to a federated user in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005510 Can’t escalate a conversation to a conference if LBR is enforced in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005511 Skype for Business client disconnects every few minutes
  • KB 5005513 RTCSrv crashes on all Front End servers in all pools in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005520 Busy on Busy setting isn’t ignored for a Team Call group in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005522 Can’t add a second PSTN call if Mediation Server serves different site gateways in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005518 Skype for Business on Mac delegates can’t schedule meetings for delegators in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005519 Users can’t join a meeting through a meeting link in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005524 No push notification for SBA users on iOS devices in Skype for Business Server 2015
  • KB 5005504 RGS agent continues supervised transfers after a queue timeout and the blind transfer is initiated in Skype for Business Server 2015

 
I note that the Web app and Mediation components received updates, but there are no kb’s listed explaining their contribution to this CU.

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

What’s Gone?

This CU also uninstalls the skype for Business Online PowerShell module, given the product’s recent retirement.

The installer prompts: DONE: SkypeOnlinePowerShell.Exe was uninstalled successfully.
Please install Microsoft Teams cmdlets module for Windows PowerShell manually as a replacement for Skype for Business Online, Windows PowerShell Module. Download it from: https://www.powershellgallery.com/packages/MicrosoftTeams.


 

Two commandlets have also been removed from the SfB PowerShell module:

  • Get/Set-CsUserSettingsPageConfiguration

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SfB 2019 Server Security Update – May 2021

This security update for SfBS 2019 (addressing a spoofing vulnerability) is build 7.0.2046.369, up from the previous 7.0.2046.367. It updated four components on my Standard Edition Front-End.

What’s Fixed?

What’s New?

Nothing noted. No cmdlets have been added to the SfB module in this update.

What’s Changed?

Nothing noted.

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