Microsoft SQL Server CVE-2014-4061 Local Denial of Service Vulnerability



Date Discovered

August 12, 2014


Microsoft SQL Server is prone to a local denial-of-service vulnerability. Attackers can exploit this issue to cause a system to stop responding, denying further service to legitimate users.

Technologies Affected

  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 32bit SP3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for Itanium-based Systems Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 for x64-based Systems Service Pack 2
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 itanium SP3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008 x64 SP3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for 32-bit Systems Service Pack 1
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2012 for x64-based Systems


Permit local access for trusted individuals only. Where possible, use restricted environments and restricted shells.
Ensure that only trusted users have local, interactive access to affected computers.

Updates are available. Please see the references or contact the vendor for more information.



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