Description of the security update for the Remote Code Execution vulnerability in SQL Server 2016 SP2 (GDR): August 14, 2018

Applies to: Microsoft SQL Server 2016

Summary


A buffer overflow vulnerability exists in the Microsoft SQL Server that could allow remote code execution on an affected system. An attacker who successfully exploits this vulnerability could execute code in the context of the SQL Server Database Engine service account.

To learn more about the vulnerability, go to CVE-2018-8273.

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.

Method 3: Microsoft Download Center

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Release Date: August 14, 2018

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

Microsoft scanned this file for viruses by using the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to it.

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.

Deployment information


For deployment details for this security update, go to 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.