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Buffer-Overflow Vulnerability in MDAC 2.7, 2.6, and 2.5

David Litchfield of Next Generation Security Software discovered that a buffer-overflow vulnerability exists in Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) that could result in the SQL Server service failing orexecuting arbitrary code from a potential attacker. This vulnerability results from an unchecked buffer in the MDAC functions  that handle the OpenRowSet command. Microsoft has released Security Bulletin MS02-040 (Unchecked Buffer in MDAC Function Could Enable SQL Server Compromise) to address this vulnerability and recommends that affected users apply the appropriate patch mentioned in the bulletin. .

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