Description of the security update for SQL Server 2016 SP1 CU7: January 3, 2018


Summary


Microsoft is aware of a new publicly disclosed class of vulnerabilities that are referred to as “speculative execution side-channel attacks” that affect many modern processors and operating systems including Intel, AMD, and ARM.

To learn more about the vulnerability, go to ADV180002.

How to obtain and install the update


This update is available through the Microsoft Download Center website, Windows Server Update Services (WSUS), or the Microsoft Update Catalog website.

Note: This update will not be downloaded and installed automatically via Windows Update (unless you are using WSUS).

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Prerequisites

To apply this cumulative update package, you must be running SQL Server 2016 SP1.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you apply this cumulative update package.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.