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Why should I upgrade my license server to FlexLm 11.13?


Tech Articles ID    KB8023456
Status:    Published
Published date:    05/18/2018
Updated:    05/22/2018
Reported In:   MSC Licensing
Created with Version:   MSC Licensing (11.13)
 

Abstract (Question)

Why should I upgrade my license server to FlexLm 11.13?

Description (Answer)

MSC Software has recently released the MSC License Manager V11.13.3. It is critical that all customers schedule an upgrade of their MSC License Manager to the latest release for the following reasons:

Resolves a known security vulnerability in MSC Licensing 11.9, 11.6, and 10.8.6

Flexera has informed MSC of security vulnerabilities that involve all license managers built with Flexera FlexNet Publisher versions released prior to 11.13.1.2. This includes the prior releases of the MSC Licensing V11.9 and earlier.For more information, please refer to the following pages.

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2015-8277

https://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/485744

Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) Compliance

The latest MSC License Manager is IPv6 compliant.Many customers, especially government customers, are requiring all software procured to be IPv6 compliant.

Flexera support for FlexNet Publisher 11.9 and 11.6

Flexera previously ended support for 11.6 and will end support for 11.9 by the end of June 2018. Without support from Flexera, MSC will be unable to continue supporting old versions of the MSC License Manager.Flexera’s support table is listed at the following site.

https://www.flexera.com/producer/support/additional-support/end-of-life/flexnet-publisher.html

Required to run new MSC Software Product Releases

All MSC Products released after October 2017 require the latest MSC License Server. This includes the following products as of today:

  • MSC Nastran 2018
  • Patran 2018
  • FlightLoads 2018
  • MSC Fatigue 2018
  • Adams 2018
  • Marc 2017.1
  • MSC Apex Hawk
  • Cradle V14 (via MSC One)
  • Sinda 2017.1
  • Simufact Additive 3.0.1
  • Simufact Forming 15
  • Simufact Joining 3.0

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