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Security Advisory Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 - 6-Month End Of Life Notice

Advisory: RHSA-2011:1240-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2011-08-31
Last updated on: 2011-08-31
Affected Products: Red Hat Desktop (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

Details

This is the 6-month notification of the End Of Life plans for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4.

In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the
regular 7 year life-cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 will end on
February 29, 2012.

After this date, Red Hat will discontinue the regular subscription services
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4. Therefore, new bug fix, enhancement, and
security errata updates, as well as technical support services will no
longer be available for the following products:

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 4
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 4
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 4
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 4
* Red Hat Desktop 4
* Red Hat Global File System 4
* Red Hat Cluster Suite 4

Customers still running production workloads on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
are advised to begin planning the upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or
6. Active subscribers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux already have access to
all currently maintained versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as part of
their subscription without additional fees.

For customers who are unable to migrate off Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
before its end-of-life date, Red Hat intends to offer a limited, optional
extension program. For more information, contact your Red Hat sales
representative or channel partner.

Details of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux life-cycle can be found on the Red
Hat website: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/


Solution

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 Desktop (v. 4)

SRPMS:
redhat-release-4Desktop-10.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 5cde189dbe54e526e559bb535b5bf8e1
SHA-256: 63e148bdaf13ef60cd7d8dd21638f086683cbac22e22a48b5cd8f741a549675a
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-4Desktop-10.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 5711931498c05b1bd016da89f4ed2347
SHA-256: 9d22ccaa86397a3790047071f2f1dbbe9b90f18de641e8ce8f085cae340d271d
 
x86_64:
redhat-release-4Desktop-10.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 505be56d98fb1b2cf05241eace2b11c5
SHA-256: 483a75ebf794628e75176784700a34cdfe9229d14e6b52d06e127b5f511e6116
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
redhat-release-4AS-10.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 26009d52dacd4137420c96afd2caa620
SHA-256: 1fe4567298bee772fc11d3b645c2a90ab409a8f9c51b6f0a01252981e28beefa
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-4AS-10.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: b4801b7943d1d1f175d58587bcaacf06
SHA-256: fcf01d1ad394e99f81446ac60b7303c2921d9991563bbe9b9591a854e9e20735
 
IA-64:
redhat-release-4AS-10.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 793ff85dcb856bc2e36c924a1536bd30
SHA-256: a1f9b827e933f82964cc5c26b3ad161b8c5a0664269d16972c27c48176046307
 
PPC:
redhat-release-4AS-10.2.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 9da6e79c6511f1c5b93e3554df59c916
SHA-256: 69036ffdb275e942a63e76df9ee40ce3ed87d4af2604efc8d844170e9351557e
 
s390:
redhat-release-4AS-10.2.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: df82ac862f79b1a4c0cd08e7dfad6c24
SHA-256: 04186477ee877323ab6e4da51c24a6171627cbc9bb2a1ad27c897fe9609b3cd1
 
s390x:
redhat-release-4AS-10.2.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: a6c199b3cfc88ca96658c1b3e741e3cc
SHA-256: 91d771d0e3624bb31f008191185fcbab4115e860a75c37cff7422ee0cd3b332a
 
x86_64:
redhat-release-4AS-10.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 3609193f219d28189a6bc2e4f3a06bcf
SHA-256: 955e7c98872be24e62bcecdb45137ff47f38befd4426014b55ca36e8b267f80a
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
redhat-release-4ES-10.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 3bb3dc610522039ee0cb4857c747fe69
SHA-256: b7157bb1410edf6cfdeeec2d888a3b0256b6bd6d0370489791fa53e6fe90c4c0
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-4ES-10.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 0d92cdc11be38d7b5d175fc0d3783a43
SHA-256: a61b88060fa34418c6a931553399a9d48f9bc6a19dadfe1992f9a07bc8a01402
 
IA-64:
redhat-release-4ES-10.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 6c8121577e2cffb5158a66ae26056590
SHA-256: 29315916f97dacc4a928b0a18e6236c9180b61be393e49e5f2987e95674b960a
 
x86_64:
redhat-release-4ES-10.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: b921276680c8075fb3e313bbfcacbd90
SHA-256: 6764ea0d46befd7387f95b69522e7f573237e41030939b31d913fff974b49a50
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
redhat-release-4WS-10.2.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 2cc4da7ce2bdef7e24f96cb1e22a49bb
SHA-256: 2deb5793585b08989960d79698a36638019f099ec6f152e4adf5233991e1ac3d
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-4WS-10.2.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 416c7e80cab7caac7889325307a2389e
SHA-256: 9e92e49102c3b22b19022fbf48927643d022423e376e9c67ccbb570698f49d1a
 
IA-64:
redhat-release-4WS-10.2.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 528a5af0b2747cf7abdf31c0238c4cda
SHA-256: 0601304380c2a5de1954f1fa9b8e450d5abd042f4f10f313f1661ca91e0321d0
 
x86_64:
redhat-release-4WS-10.2.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 540991e3b982338eed21567215219eaa
SHA-256: 1d994537519358c8458cb6124e78a24767a5ccfba589ba525f56df8a59df0ca4
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

732722 - Send Out RHEL 4 6-Month EOL Notice


References



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