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Microsoft Patch Tuesday says goodbye to Windows Server 2003

Joab Jackson | July 15, 2015
With this month's Patch Tuesday round of security fixes, Microsoft has ended its support for the Windows Server 2003 operating system.

Major security fixes to SQL Server are relatively infrequent, and this one is not of a critical nature, assuming that users adhered to best practices when they installed the database software, said Amol Sarwate, Qualys director of engineering.

In order to harness this vulnerability for illicit purposes, the user has to have the permissions to manipulate a database schema and alter its tables. Most organizations will just delegate a single administrator account to make changes to the database and not grant these permissions to all users.

 

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