SQL 7.0 Denial of Server
Reported December 20, 1999 by Kevork Belian
Kevork reported a problem with SQL Server 7.0 on November 19, 1999. One month later, Microsoft responds with a patch.
According to the bulletin released by Microsoft, "If a
specially-malformed TDS packet is sent to a SQL server, it can cause
Kevork informs us that "SQL Server 7.0 silently crashes when sent a TCP packet containing more than 2 NULLs as data." -- so there you have the structure for "specially-malformed TDS packet."
Discovered by Kevork Belian