MS12-070: Description of the security update for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 QFE: October 9, 2012


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS12-070. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites: 

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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More information about this security update

In addition to the security update that is described in bulletin MS12-070, this security update also contains all the updates that are included in cumulative update packages 1 through 7.

For more information about the SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 was released, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2629969 The SQL Server 2008 builds that were released after SQL Server 2008 SP3 was released

Known issues with this security update

  • You may be able to install this SQL Server 2008-based security update on a SQL Server 2005-based system where SQL Server 2008 is not installed. In this scenario, the installation of this security update is not blocked. The security update installs SQL Server 2008 setup files on the system, and the following new program is added to the Add or Remove Programs item in Control Panel:
    Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Setup Support Files
    Also, the following new program is added to the Configuration tools list in the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 item on the Start menu:
    SQL Server Installation center
    On these SQL Server 2005-based systems, you can safely uninstall the security update by using the Add or Remove Programs item or the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

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