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Security Advisory Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 - 3 Month End Of Life Notice

Advisory: RHSA-2009:0297-4
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2009-03-02
Last updated on: 2009-03-02
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

Details

This is the 3-month notification of the End Of Life plans for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 2.1.

In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the
7 years life-cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 will end on May 31 2009.

After that date, Red Hat will discontinue the technical support services,
bugfix, enhancement and security errata updates for the following products:

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 2.1
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.1
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 2.1
* Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1
* Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1

Customers running production workloads on Enterprise Linux 2.1 should plan
to migrate to a later version before May 31, 2009. One benefit of a Red
Hat subscription is the right to upgrade to never versions of Enterprise
Linux for no extra cost. As an Enterprise Linux subscriber, you have the
option of migrating to the following supported versions:

* version 3 (Generally Available: Oct 2003, End-Of-Life: Oct 2010)
* version 4 (GA: Feb 2005, EOL: Feb 2012)
* version 5 (GA: Mar 2007, EOL: Mar 2014)

These supported versions of Enterprise Linux are available for download
from Red Hat Network.

For those customers who cannot migrate from Enterprise Linux 2.1 before its
end-of-life date, Red Hat will offer limited extended support contracts.
For more information, contact your Red Hat sales representative.

Details of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux life-cycle can be found on the Red
Hat website: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/


Solution

This errata 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 AS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
redhat-release-as-2.1AS-124.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1076
    MD5: 45079b3865a79535d9e656481b1ffcec
redhat-release-as-2.1AS-24.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1076
    MD5: 12bcfce441a6c9c59dec4547a8a46eb8
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-as-2.1AS-24.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1076
    MD5: 5f269c811c4ecf535c87a35ffe4d3810
 
IA-64:
redhat-release-as-2.1AS-124.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1076
    MD5: b0750ad2f7a2827ad97eb329f2b54147
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
redhat-release-es-2.1ES-24.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1076
    MD5: 1f269e0b57c6d03a465f4a0055d5bfd7
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-es-2.1ES-24.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1076
    MD5: 17942a70601a109bb2cdccfdf49f6574
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 2.1)

SRPMS:
redhat-release-ws-2.1WS-24.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1076
    MD5: b17babe7719d5ae1896564c0288b7ec8
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-ws-2.1WS-24.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1076
    MD5: e2d809e6865991a68648a3778c7f6a1d
 
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 for the Itanium Processor

SRPMS:
redhat-release-aw-2.1AW-24.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1076
    MD5: bdbb8e7f45fe06bf82ded9dd000c4f86
 
IA-64:
redhat-release-aw-2.1AW-24.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2009:1076
    MD5: b7a2bc148f6c4cb30378253822174f91
 

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

485896 - Send Out RHEL 2.1 3-Month EOL Notice


References



These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from:
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at http://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/