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

Applies to: SQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 EnterpriseSQL Server 2014 Express More

Introduction


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.

Summary


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

​​​​​​​https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS14-044

How to obtain and install the update


Method 1: Windows 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 stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalog website.


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


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.