FIX: Memory leak when you run a query that you don’t have sufficient permissions for in SQL Server 2014 or 2016

Applies to: SQL Server 2014 DeveloperSQL Server 2014 EnterpriseSQL Server 2014 Service Pack 2


When you execute a query for which you don't have sufficient permissions to perform operations, a memory leak occurs in the MEMOBJ_SOSNODE type object in Microsoft SQL Server 2014 or 2016.

Note The memory leak depends on how frequently the query restarts. The only way to release memory is to restart your instance of SQL Server.


This issue is fixed in the following cumulative updates for SQL Server:


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


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