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Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-014)
From: secnotif () MICROSOFT COM (Microsoft Product Security)
Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 13:53:00 -0800


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Microsoft Security Bulletin (MS00-014)
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Patch Available for "SQL Query Abuse" Vulnerability
Originally Posted: March 08, 2000

Summary
=======
Microsoft has released a patch that eliminates a security vulnerability in
Microsoft® SQL Server 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0. The
vulnerability could allow the remote author of a malicious SQL query to
take unauthorized actions on a SQL Server or MSDE database or on the
underlying system that was hosting the SQL Server or MSDE database.

Frequently asked questions regarding this vulnerability and the patch can
be found at
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-014.asp

Issue
=====
Microsoft SQL Server 7.0 and MSDE 1.0 perform incomplete argument validation
on certain classes of remotely submitted SQL statements. If a user is able
to submit a particular form of a SQL Select statement to SQL Server or MSDE,
it is possible to take actions on the SQL data base or, if the SQL Server or
MDSE is operating in an account with elevated privileges on the underlying
system, on the underlying operating system itself.

In order to exploit this vulnerability, a user would have to have the right
to submit queries to the SQL Server or MSDE via ODBC, OLE DB, or DB-Library
and be logged on using SQL Server Security. The user would not require any
special privileges beyond the right to submit SQL queries.

Affected Software Versions
==========================

Microsoft SQL Server Version 7.0 and Microsoft Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0.

Patch Availability
==================
 - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=19132

Note: Additional security patches are available at the Microsoft Download
Center

More Information
================
Please see the following references for more information related to this
issue.

 - Frequently Asked Questions: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS00-014,
   http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/fq00-014.asp.
 - As soon as more information on this topic is available, it will be
   posted at
   http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms00-014.asp.
 - Microsoft TechNet Security web site,
   http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/default.asp.

Obtaining Support on this Issue
===============================
This is a fully supported patch. Information on contacting Microsoft
Technical Support is available at
http://support.microsoft.com/support/contact/default.asp.

Acknowledgments
===============
Microsoft thanks Sven Hammesfahr http://www.itrain.de for reporting the
SQL Query Abuse vulnerability to us and working with us to protect
customers..

Revisions
=========
 - March 08, 2000: Bulletin Created.

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