Description of the security update for the Microsoft Jet database engine remote code execution vulnerability: October 10, 2017

Applies to: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2Windows Server 2008 FoundationWindows Server 2008 Standard More

Summary


A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the Microsoft Jet Database Engine that could allow remote code execution on an affected system.

To learn more about the vulnerabilities, go to the Security Update Guide.

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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.

Known issues in this security update


  • Installing this update may cause applications based on the Microsoft JET Database Engine (Microsoft Access 2007 and older or non-Microsoft applications) to fail when creating or opening Microsoft Excel .xls files. When the problem occurs, you receive the following error:
    Unexpected error from external database driver (1). (Microsoft JET Database Engine)

    To resolve this issue, install the following update:
    4050795  "Unexpected error from external database driver" error when you create or open Microsoft Excel .xls files

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.

Deployment information


For deployment details for this security update, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

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File Information



File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight-saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows Server 2008 file information