SQL Server may crash because of an access violation error that occurs while it reads data from an event file target that is created by SQL Server Extended Events. This issue occurs in SQL Server 2012 SP3, SQL Server 2014, and SQL Server 2016.
This problem was first fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:
Cumulative Update 8 for SQL Server 2014 Service Pack 1
Cumulative Update 2 for SQL Server 2016
Cumulative Update 5 for SQL Server 2012 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
Each new cumulative update for SQL Server contains all the hotfixes and all the security fixes that were included with the previous cumulative update. Check out the latest cumulative updates for SQL Server:
Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2014
Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2016
Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2012 SP3
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
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