db_name() and db_id() functions fail to trigger permissions check in SQL Server

When you execute the db_name() or db_id() function in an instance of SQL Server, permissions are not checked as expected. Therefore, the data that's returned may contain information that you don't have permissions for.
This issue is fixed in the following cumulative update for SQL Server:

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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For information about the permissions that are required for these functions, see the DB_NAME (Transact-SQL) and DB_ID (Transact-SQL) topics on MSDN.

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Article ID: 3194961 - Last Review: 10/18/2016 05:58:00 - Revision: 2.0

Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Developer, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Core, Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Standard

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