SQLAuthority News – Security Update for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

Developers who are using SQL Server Service Pack 2 must install this security patch for it. A security issue has been identified in the SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2 that could allow an attacker to compromise your system and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Download Security Patch for SQL Server Service Pack 2

Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)

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4 thoughts on “SQLAuthority News – Security Update for SQL Server 2005 Service Pack 2

  1. Hello Pinal.

    Thanks for the Information, I already applied this security Patch two days back.

    I wanted to know what will be the changes in these security patches.

    I am always scared to apply these security patches… I never know what is logic behind this, I tried to get information about but I could not find it any where ….

    if you know any source where I can find actual information about the security patch, not just description.

    Thanks,
    Imran.

  2. Imran,

    Great Question. Before updating my servers I am always scared too. I often wonder, if I have coded something which is using the fault in the system, my new system will not work or create problems.

    I am always curious about what my patch contains. When there are information about patch I always read. I have not found what are the information related to current patch. I have received email from one of the reliable source from MS and suggested that potential hacking issue will not occur after installing this.

    Again, I have successfully applied to all of my servers and they are currently running all fine. I will ask your question to private user group and try to find out if there are any additional issues.

    Kind Regards,
    Pinal

  3. Hey!

    Is there an easy way to always know about the latest service pack, cumulative and security updates, as soon as they are publised?

    I’m looking for RSS or email messages.

    Thanks a lot.

    tomisbo.

    ps : congratulation for your website.

  4. Hi Pinal,

    You maintain a great site which answers lot of questions. I downloaded the patch and when I tried installing it fails while applying for SQL Server.

    I would appreciate your thoughts.

    Thanks,
    Ram

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