MS14-044: Description of the security update for SQL Server 2014 (GDR): August 12, 2014

Applies to: SQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 Enterprise


A security issue has been identified in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 that could allow an attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.


Microsoft has released security bulletin MS14-044. To learn more about this security bulletin:

How to obtain help and support for this security update

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Known issues with this security update

  • If you install Cumulative Update 1 (CU1) or CU2 for SQL Server 2014 after you install this security update, the patch for Master Data Services will be removed, and Master Data Services will be vulnerable again. To correct that, you must reinstall the QFE package from this article (security update 2977315) or any cumulative update build whose version is later than 12.0.2381.0.

Removal information

To remove this software update for MDS, follow these steps:
  1. Back up the MDS database.
  2. Remove the MDS component.
  3. Reinstall the MDS component.
  4. Apply any necessary SQL Server service packs or service updates to bring MDS to its pre-security update version.

File information

The English (United States) version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.