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Improving Web Application Security: Threats and Countermeasures by Microsoft Corporation

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Database Server Configuration

The goal for this phase of the review is to identify vulnerabilities in the configuration of your SQL Server database server. For further background information about the issues raised by the review questions in this section, see Chapter 18.

To help focus and structure the review process, the review questions have been divided into the following configuration categories:

  • Patches and updates

  • Services

  • Protocols

  • Accounts

  • Files and directories

  • Shares

  • Ports

  • Registry

  • Auditing and logging

  • SQL Server security

  • SQL Server logins, users, and roles

Patches and Updates

Check that your server is updated with the latest service packs and software patches. This includes service packs and patches for the operating system and SQL Server.

Make sure ...

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