Description of the security update for SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU15: July 9, 2019

Applies to: Microsoft SQL Server 2016 Service Pack 1


A remote code execution vulnerability exists in Microsoft SQL Server when it incorrectly handles processing of internal functions. An attacker who successfully exploited this vulnerability could execute code in the context of the SQL Server Database Engine service account. To learn more about the vulnerability, go to CVE-2019-1068.

The SQL Server and Analysis services components are updated to the following builds in this security update:

Component Product version File version
SQL Server 13.0.4604.0 2015.130.4604.0
Analysis Services 13.0.4604.0 2015.130.4604.0

How to obtain and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

This update is available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating, see Windows Update: FAQ.

Method 2: Microsoft Update Catalog

To get the standalone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Method 3: Microsoft Download Center

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Release Date: July 9, 2019

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services

Microsoft scanned this file for viruses by using the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to it.

Important If you install a language pack after you install this update, you must reinstall this update. Therefore, we recommend that you install any language packs that you need before you install this update. For more information, see Add language packs to Windows.

More information


To apply this update, you must have SQL Server 2016 SP1 or any SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU release through SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU15 installed.

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see security update deployment information: July 9, 2019.

File hash information

File name SHA1 hash SHA256 hash
SQLServer2016-KB4505221-x64.exe 4B2203AB964A648CA57B37FC79C70601B5E1F11C A02C3BCA9DA9870C48EB7A273D6377CB6F3AFB3F9B083EFCBF1A6C4DC75F353D

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

How to get help and support for this security update

Help for installing updates: Protect yourself online

Help for protecting your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Microsoft Security

Local support according to your country: International Support