Very important SQL Server update

There is a patch available for four elevation of privilege vulnerabilities recently discovered in SQL Server.

From http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-Jul.mspx:

This security update resolves four privately disclosed vulnerabilities. The more serious of the vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to run code and to take complete control of an affected system. An authenticated attacker could then install programs; view, change, or delete data; or create new accounts with full administrative rights.

Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer can detect whether your computer system requires this update. The update may require a restart.

Get the update here:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms08-040.mspx

Aaron Bertrand

I am a passionate technologist with industry experience dating back to Classic ASP and SQL Server 6.5. I am a long-time Microsoft MVP, speak frequently at conferences, and write at SQLPerformance and MSSQLTips. In real life I am a father of two, an architect at Wayfair, and my pronouns are he/him.

1 Response

  1. tduffy77 says:

    Thanks Aaron.