August 13, 2019

Posted by Mark Lancaster – Synergis Helpdesk Technical & Autodesk Expert Elite
On August 8, 2019, Autodesk released a combo security update for the following 2017-2019 products:

  • Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Architecture
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Map 3D
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Mechanical
  • Autodesk AutoCAD MEP
  • Autodesk AutoCAD P&ID
  • Autodesk AutoCAD Plant 3D
  • Autodesk AutoCAD LT
  • Autodesk Civil 3D

This security update is to address additional vulnerabilities as a result of recent testing that Autodesk and security experts performed.  Although it could be considered as an “optional” update, the update is classified as being crucial and we recommend that you apply this security update as soon as possible.
Unlike the TLS 2.0 update which was required prior to August 3, 2019, this update has NO time-sensitive requirement, or deadline.
As always, there are two methods for installing product updates – the first is through your Autodesk Desktop App, and the second is via your Autodesk Account/Product Updates.  When updating through the Desktop App, it will automatically apply any previous updates leading up to this combo security fix.  If you choose to update via your Autodesk Account, you must first download and install all the latest updates for your given product and version, prior to installing the security fix.
Until next time…