JET engine flaws can crash Microsoft’s IIS, SQL Server, say Palo Alto researchers


A trio of researchers at Palo Alto Networks has detailed vulnerabilities in the JET database engine, and demonstrated how those flaws can be exploited to ultimately execute malicious code on systems running Microsoft’s SQL Server and Internet Information Services web server.

The team also said Microsoft dismissed some of their findings as not worthy of a fix.

In a talk today at Black Hat Asia titled Give Me a SQL Injection, I Shall PWN IIS and SQL Server, the three explained they found the JET engine – for years an underlying tech for Microsoft Access and other products, and still downloadable today – has many vulnerabilities. We’ve previously reported on such holes.

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