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In Microsoft Visual Studio .NET 2003, the CDatabase::Connect method passes an incorrect buffer size to the SQLDriverConnect function in a Microsoft Visual C++ .NET solution. Additionally, the application that makes this function call may close unexpectedly.
This problem occurs because of a bug in the CDatabase::Connect method in the Dbcore.cpp file. The incorrect buffer size is passed to the SQLDriverConnect method. Therefore, the application closes.
A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next P1 that contains this hotfix.
To resolve this problem immediately, contact Microsoft Product Support Services to obtain the hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Product Support Services telephone numbers and information about support costs, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote In special cases, charges that are ordinarily incurred for support calls may be canceled if a Microsoft Support Professional determines that a specific update will resolve your problem. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for the specific update in question.
PrerequisitesNo prerequisites are required.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement informationThis hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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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 more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/884057/ )FIX: In Visual Studio .NET 2003, the CRegObject::ResourceRegisterSz function does not test for a NULL value, and the CDatabase::Connect method passes an incorrect buffer size
Article ID: 883657 - Last Review: January 17, 2015 - Revision: 3.0