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MS08-040

 
Threat LevelLow threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:MS08-040
Technical name:MS08-040
Threat level:Medium
Alias:Vulnerabilities in Microsoft SQL Server Could Allow Elevation of Privilege, Vulnerabilidades en Microsoft SQL Server podrían permitir la elevación de privilegios
Type:Vulnerability
Effects:  

It is a group of important vulnerabilities in several versions of SQL Server, which allows local privilege escalation in the vulnerable computer.

Affected platforms:

Other

First detected on:July 9, 2008
Detection updated on:July 9, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

MS08-040 is not categorized as virus, worm, Trojan or backdoor. It is a group of important vulnerabilities in certain versions of SQL Server, which allows local privilege escalation in the vulnerable computer. The affected components are: SQL Server 7.0, SQL Server 2000, SQL Server 2005, Data Engine (MSDE) 1.0, SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (MSDE 2000), SQL Server 2000 Desktop Engine (WMSDE) on Windows 2003/2000 and Windows Internal DataBase (WYukon) on Windows 2008/2003.

If exploited successfully, MS08-040 allows to gain unauthorized privileges within the system. This would allow hackers to gain the same user rights as the logged-on user, allowing them to take complete control of the system and carry out actions such as installing programs, viewing, changing or deleting data, creating new accounts with administrative rights, etc.

 

If you have any of the vulnerable versions mentioned above, it is recommended to download and apply the security patch for this vulnerability. Access the web page for downloading the patch.