FIX: The SQL Server 2016 setup page contains nonsecure tool-download links

Applies to: SQL Server 2016 Enterprise CoreSQL Server 2016 EnterpriseSQL Server 2016 Developer

Symptoms


The Microsoft SQL Server 2016 setup page contains links to downloads for SQL Server tools (such as SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Server Data Tool, and so on). However, these links are not secure HTTP-forward links and can be targets for "man-in-the-middle" attacks.

Resolution


This fix is included in Service Pack 2 for SQL Server 2016.

Status


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

References


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