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Security Advisory Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 - 30 day End Of Life Notice

Advisory: RHSA-2012:0073-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2012-01-31
Last updated on: 2012-01-31
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 30 day 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 7 year life-cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 will end on February
29, 2012 and your subscription services for that version will change.
Active Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscribers using Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4 will have the option to upgrade to currently supported versions
of Red Hat Enterprise Linux and receive the full benefits of the
subscription.

After February 29, 2012, Red Hat will discontinue technical support
services as well as software maintenance services for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4 meaning that new bug fixes, security errata and product
enhancements will no longer be provided for the following products:

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

Customers who choose to continue to deploy Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
offerings will continue to have access via Red Hat Network (RHN) to the
following content as part of their active Red Hat Enterprise Linux
subscription:

- Previously released bug fixes, security errata and product
enhancements.
- Red Hat Knowledge Base and other content (whitepapers, reference
architectures, etc) found in the Red Hat Customer Portal.
- All Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 documentation.

Customers are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the upgrade
benefits of their active Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscription and
migrate to an active version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux such as
version 5 or 6.

For customers who are unable to migrate off Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
before its end-of-life date and require software maintenance and/or
technical support, Red Hat offers an optional support extension called
the Extended Life-cycle Support (ELS) Add-On Subscription. The ELS
Subscription provides up to three additional years of limited Software
Maintenance (Production 3 Phase) for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 with
unlimited technical support, critical Security Advisories (RHSAs) and
selected Urgent Priority Bug Advisories (RHBAs). 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-10.7.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 71024d4f79d48f10aa5080b7cde378b2
SHA-256: b52227ae07e978e463c57e08dbe33374799ad1e94af711e7b60083be5f15fb60
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-4Desktop-10.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 04ce8833c838721896c63d1fe4680e17
SHA-256: d2fbaec6096b6dddd68db6a95d1a14a67b99b7ab09abdf461857bb382e0d06e3
 
x86_64:
redhat-release-4Desktop-10.7.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: cf76c2f243a6e76d2acf7bf26ee354ae
SHA-256: 46a881f122cf60f573bab75398b98e93985fcc8f52c64abfe047cfa6ecb56ce1
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
redhat-release-4AS-10.7.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: a1b1a4f3a51ba23c467bff4ded2f1771
SHA-256: 64f07b40600a726d427f69b25fae03304b046a5d4fc1ec09d90542a197738f00
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-4AS-10.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: ee6a4614b355da3157e75b5f70dc00ff
SHA-256: facbd74c50569b7d09d36b2fa33237a6683396ff94b0f5f7eb0965be392f451e
 
IA-64:
redhat-release-4AS-10.7.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: ea30a3ce2189aafb263b86ac36f1ab66
SHA-256: b93295c3185d2151448f6191bbacd0fcd1906ef924d86618c0ed491093d37918
 
PPC:
redhat-release-4AS-10.7.ppc.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: b19ead8495b3d7c21b544ff2a347e54b
SHA-256: 0e18ca7f2f2aa952efdf88fffd6e1eac30ed20d881b090e145c36c2a10fa7b39
 
s390:
redhat-release-4AS-10.7.s390.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 1c1ae249403aa8eb096f241475324364
SHA-256: d5ac069bbc20a6b3be1f26ecbc5f901e49800833154682aee6c6cadc31b2345a
 
s390x:
redhat-release-4AS-10.7.s390x.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: b75d2069763b04291574e8d7283ed24f
SHA-256: 92063dd3b0a1f326d1c36d28b1f87047402bdf98a30a9023f0ca8e2aa5df5fe3
 
x86_64:
redhat-release-4AS-10.7.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: f163b5eaaf347f310b1e2c5b69a6fa61
SHA-256: 943927089307175953d09abd451bc9964ff7ed18d8009369d6c8fc4bff4d5ff4
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES (v. 4)

SRPMS:
redhat-release-4ES-10.7.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: c5dcb857b1a37dc5429b1d2dec6465aa
SHA-256: 01a1c03c130859c8d6ef032e0da3830f54ef153e219f4dd7ccde404dec12f1ca
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-4ES-10.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 270538ca5e1da1e2c177422611662096
SHA-256: 6c6ee382446adfba7f0c36b0b2265fae44ce750c183d1907d1ad0675111da9a6
 
IA-64:
redhat-release-4ES-10.7.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 3fdb42fe18201f511f8a0a29474addb7
SHA-256: 367b9d4ff401a888c0d8451803576152cbaa517291c1d79eacbb801dea28c12c
 
x86_64:
redhat-release-4ES-10.7.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 21972c417993f3ca22e1398f44e5a996
SHA-256: ac398c6d80ad216344a64eb74245ac59065e59bc47e149af4ba52e9dff031b6b
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS (v. 4)

SRPMS:
redhat-release-4WS-10.7.src.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: ab923cb15e26940707dbcb4ea8f4420d
SHA-256: c83be13fd4849f8d9487b4839954f765306f4d0840af025dfa0e627afb71af7d
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-4WS-10.7.i386.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 52140432121724fc40162246ae838160
SHA-256: a92e2592836e50e9145c04421676fff49bdb006626303bc45b069a3c897e2e35
 
IA-64:
redhat-release-4WS-10.7.ia64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 9f7db0d6e18c5713f789944a35156a33
SHA-256: 377f92fd344ade93a825fea330cc8d30014e7024615c43ccbbb07b6f68554104
 
x86_64:
redhat-release-4WS-10.7.x86_64.rpm
File outdated by:  RHSA-2012:0349
    MD5: 1669dfcb9fc9f196643351cf16b97435
SHA-256: f6fb2dbdbc20989af27edffd6241eee578227da79d6c20b94c5c3225c8035806
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

761581 - Send Out RHEL 4 30 day EOL Notice


References



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