A security issue has been identified in Microsoft® Data Access Components (MDAC) that could allow an attacker to compromise a Microsoft Windows®-based system and then take a variety of actions, including executing code. By installing this update, you can help protect your computer.

Note Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) is a collection of components used to provide database connectivity on Windows platforms. The components provide the underlying functionality for a number of database operations. You should apply this update if you run any of the affected software above.

Products Affected by This Update
The following products require updating:

Microsoft Data Access Components 2.5
(included with Microsoft Windows 2000, Microsoft Office 2000 SR1 and later, and Microsoft SQL Server™ 7.0 Service Pack 2 and later)

Microsoft Data Access Components 2.6
(included with SQL Server 2000)

Microsoft Data Access Components 2.7
(included with Windows XP and Microsoft Visual Studio® .NET)

Download: Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) Security Patch MS03-033

View: Microsoft Security Bulletin MS03-033

View: Microsoft KB Article - 823718