Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You use Microsoft SQL Server 2016 or SQL Server 2017.

  • Every few seconds you run a monitoring stored procedure that includes references to the Dynamic Management Fucntion (DMF) sys.dm_exec_query_statistics_xml, on a busy server.

  • The query_thread_profile extended event is in use, or Trace Flag (TF) 7412 is enabled.

In this scenario, you may notice that random access violations occur.

Resolution

This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:

       Cumulative Update 6 for SQL Server 2017

       Cumulative update 8 for SQL Server 2016 SP1

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 2017

Latest cumulative update for SQL Server 2016

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

References

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