Security Advisory Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 - 1-Year End Of Support Notice

Advisory: RHSA-2013:0210-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2013-01-30
Last updated on: 2013-01-30
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux ELS (v. 3)


This is the one-year notification for the end of support services provided
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, Red
Hat will discontinue the extended subscription services provided through
the Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS) Add-On for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
on January 30, 2014. After that date, critical impact security fixes and
urgent-priority bug fixes will no longer be available for the following

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3
* Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3

After January 30, 2014, technical support through Red Hat’s Global Support
Services will no longer be provided for these products.

This date also marks the end of the Extended Life Phase for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3.

We encourage customers to plan their migration from Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 3 to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or 6, both of which are currently
supported within their active, production phase life cycle. As a benefit
of the Red Hat subscription model, customers can use their active
subscriptions to entitle any system on the currently supported Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 or 6 releases.

For more information on the Red Hat Extended Lifecycle Support (ELS)
Add-On, contact your Red Hat sales representative or channel partner.
Additionally, you can find more information here:

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


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

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ELS (v. 3)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0131
    MD5: eed0ba59f70ce362b4a248edac41c9bc
SHA-256: bd83e92e2058cee430d054947eee9c12d763b6cce40d1ffdc28c12a3be29c303
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0131
    MD5: d1e4bb837929b1f28b1f8fca8e64841d
SHA-256: 4d42092577b5fa9cba2818d267569b71502a6cd850ff0f4c8c598ba5fa5bf4a9
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0131
    MD5: 723ce1f0227857e0c95133855d8eb043
SHA-256: 25d10638442f5730b0edc0162acf24c76598bd78a5e48e3f08e8ac11a35d7fbd
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0131
    MD5: 317e64a369a958a64dcf99f49b92ee4c
SHA-256: 6195a765e955ba5ee993a3eaaea712c8406a8e193ba116d127658ebae1307cb9
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


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