MS15-058: Description of the security update for SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3 GDR: July 14, 2015

Applies to: SQL Server 2008 Service Pack 3


This update resolves vulnerabilities in Microsoft SQL Server that could allow remote code execution if an authenticated attacker runs a specially crafted query that is designed to execute a virtual function from a wrong address. This leads to a function call to uninitialized memory. To learn more about this vulnerability, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-058.

Known issues

  • You may be able to install this SQL Server 2008-based security update on a SQL Server 2005-based system on which 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.

How to obtain and install the update

Method 1: Microsoft Update

This update is available through Microsoft 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 Get security updates automatically.

Method 2: Microsoft Download Center

You can obtain the stand-alone update package through the Microsoft Download Center. To install the update, follow the installation instructions on the download page 

Download Download (KB3045305)

More Information

Security update deployment information

For deployment information about this update, see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 3065718 .

Security update replacement information

This security update does not replace any previously released update.