MS15-058: Description of the security update for SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3 GDR: July 14, 2015

Summary

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 the vulnerabilities, see Microsoft Security Bulletin MS15-058.

Known issues

  • When you use the /? switch or the /Help switch with this security update package, you receive an error message.

    This issue occurs because Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 packages use a new IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS command-line argument that is required for command-line installations. To display Help for these packages, use the following switches:
    • /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /?
    • /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /Help


    For example, type the following to view the Help information:
    SQLServer2008R2-KB2494086-x64 /IACCEPTSQLSERVERLICENSETERMS /?
  • After you install this security update, the Add or Remove Program entries for this security update do not have "Security Update" in the title of the security update.

    Note This is only a cosmetic issue and does not affect the functionality of the security update.

  • After you install this security update, the Installation Wizard shows the security update as an "Update Program" instead of a "Security Update."

    Note This is only a cosmetic issue and does not affect the functionality of the security update.

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 (KB3045316)

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.
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Article ID: 3045316 - Last Review: Jul 14, 2015 - Revision: 1

Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 3

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