Many SQL Server and Windows Updates were introduced in September and early October, including the latest Cumulative Update for SQL Server 2019, which addresses the snapshot issues introduced by CU7.
Microsoft's official advice to all those who are using the snapshot feature who had installed the update before September 23 2020 was to roll back to CU6 or apply the latest CU (found here). It was also advised to drop any database snapshots that were created whilst CU7 was installed.
Notable cyber-security news in the past month includes:
- Telmate (a prison phone service which allows prisoners to contact their friends and families) exposing details of 227,770,157 message records and 11,210,948 inmate records to the web without encryption;
- A ransomware attack against Newcastle University's students;
- A ransomware attach against UHS; a Fortune 500 hospital and healthcare services provider; and
- British Hacker Nathan Wyatt, part of the 'Dark Overlord' hacking group being jailed for 5 years in the US.
SQL Server Updates:
A detailed list of the security vulnerabilities addressed for Microsoft products and services in September can be found here.