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Microsoft's SQL Version Query

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Microsoft's SQL Version Query

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The test attempts to read version from the registry key
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MSSQLServer\MSSQLServer\CurrentVersion
and of the SQL server files if available to acertain the
Version of SQL and Service Pack the host is running.

Some versions may permit remote access, denial of service
attacks, and the ability of a hacker to run code of their
choice.

Network Security Threat Level: High
Solution : Apply current service packs and hotfixes

Networks Security ID: 13564

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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