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.
- 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 FilesAlso, 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 centerOn 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