Security Advisory Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 One-Year Retirement Notice

Advisory: RHSA-2016:0561-2
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2016-03-31
Last updated on: 2016-04-19
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)


This is the One-Year notification for the retirement of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5. This notification applies only to those customers subscribed to
the channel for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

[Updated 19 April 2016]
This advisory has been updated with a corrected list of architectures
supported with the RHEL 5 Extended Life Cycle Support (ELS) Add-On.

In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy,
support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will be retired on March 31, 2017,
at the end of Production Phase 3. Until that date, customers will continue
to receive Critical impact security patches and selected urgent priority
bug fixes for RHEL 5.11 (the final RHEL 5 release). On that date, active
support included with your RHEL Premium or Standard subscription will
conclude. This means that customers will continue to have access to all
previously released (RHEL 4, RHEL 5, etc.) content. In addition, limited
technical support will be available through Red Hat's Global Support
Services as described in the Knowledge Base article available at (search for "non-current minor

However, we recognize that some customers will wish to remain on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 even after the March 31, 2017 retirement date. To meet
this customer requirement, Red Hat will offer customers the option to
purchase the Extended Life Cycle Support (ELS) Add-On as an annually
renewable subscription. This ELS Add-On provides customers with up to an
additional three and a half (3.5) years of Critical impact security fixes
and selected urgent priority bug fixes for RHEL 5.11. RHEL 5 ELS coverage
will conclude on November 30, 2020.

Note that the RHEL 5 ELS Add-On is available for the x86 (32- and 64-bit)
architecture only. The RHEL 5 ELS Add-On is not available for the Itanium

To take advantage of a more comprehensive product support, we encourage
customers to migrate from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 to a more recent
version. As a benefit of the Red Hat subscription, customers may use their
active subscriptions to entitle any system on any currently supported Red
Hat Enterprise Linux release.

Details of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux life cycle can be found here:


This advisory contains an updated redhat-release package, that provides a
copy of this end of life notice in the "/usr/share/doc/" directory.

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: 395ca0b265229f5cc24e3f0fb15fbfd5
SHA-256: de2c6ed20a816becd0e5c6b92880730eaf0eb7127521175fb819b72edbd7481e
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: ed1c03dd0ceccb1aaf6f7182d8005e9f
SHA-256: 54a0d573f067f6b7f378f67b5b20ad75e891845dc877572f5e4359a04bcc09f9
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: ab1ddbedbcd291727c4ddfa69ca753bd
SHA-256: 1c1e19774c264a8805179a63c92685f0b850cb74c3f8937c279714c47f823c01
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: b18aaa115065d400a76518ed110d39ce
SHA-256: b2268c2a6bdb959f2edb45ed7dd3937f983e5b50a1ce7f3dae26c8676c782088
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: 79198c154afa1609cf06e86fdf2e9c58
SHA-256: 2d4c46ed5734350b7cf99b607f2c9c0b18757c59eda680f57206c35b3b4d23f1
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: 2ac01998b5140bba2c32bef27d4255dc
SHA-256: e927c30cce4b13de2bfbf087530c98f0aa4b738060328cb8918b33c4c365eeeb
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: 38ad3221095b88283f7938415a77275a
SHA-256: 6c20b577a22857806312e73c0e0020396715426c59c6d602090f609d94db3a45
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: ddce0464414680ce3882e355221918db
SHA-256: b216afdc91ad734b033b02d7aaa0725c58b0f6aa00cdcb9f1bb7f0784cc7a106
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: 3e986cb05a6d5fda30417bddfaf39cfa
SHA-256: 1d4045d47add3edc764435f38ecf213bf083f8e7557b8cb220347358f63e7144
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


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