Since so many consecutive versions of SQL server are being patched by the same update, it indicates the update is addressing the same problem in all the versions, says Alex Horan, a product manager at Core Security. Generally one patch deals with a single flaw. "So from that I conclude this is the same issue (and therefore the same code) across these versions," he writes in an email.
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