Intrusion Prevention

MS.SQL.Sever.Convert.Function.Stack.Buffer.Overflow

Description

This indicates a possible attempt to exploit a buffer-overflow vulnerability in Microsoft SQL Server.
The vulnerability is caused by the SQL Server's insufficient validation of the input arguments provided to the convert( ) function. It allows a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code by sending a specially crafted SQL expression.

Affected Products

SQL Server 2000 SP4
SQL Server 2000 x64-based Edition SP4
SQL Server 2000 Itanium-based Edition SP4

Impact

System Compromise: Remote attackers can gain control of vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Refer to the vendor's web site for the suggested workaround:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/Bulletin/ms08-040.mspx

CVE References

CVE-2008-0086