Security Advisory Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 Advanced Mission Critical 6-month Notice

Advisory: RHSA-2013:1376-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2013-09-30
Last updated on: 2013-09-30
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.3 server)


This is the 6-month notification for the retirement of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.3 Advanced Mission Critical (AMC).

In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy,
Advanced Mission Critical for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 will be retired
as of March 31, 2014, and support will no longer be provided. Accordingly,
Red Hat will no longer provide updated packages, including critical impact
security patches or urgent priority bug fixes, for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.3 AMC after that date. In addition, technical support through Red
Hat's Global Support Services will no longer be provided after March 31,

Note: This notification applies only to those customers with subscriptions
for Advanced Mission Critical Support (AMC) channels for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.3.

We encourage customers to plan their migration from Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.3 to a more recent release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 or 6. As
a benefit of the Red Hat subscription model, customers can use their active
subscriptions to entitle any system on a currently supported Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 release (AMC is available on 5.9) or Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6 release (AMC is available on 6.2 and 6.4, and planned for 6.6).

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 notice in the "/usr/share/doc/" directory.

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.3 server)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0349
    MD5: 35d355b65b69b2a5949cbf6acbe25f5c
SHA-256: 717fa257400821c51432fdfa04d35e7178e1a86cbab49d7f7604fb00f0c37be3
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0349
    MD5: 6319cd1b65176f8a1e1adb764ae00492
SHA-256: 6fa340b453f056d48f849087ea6b638baada9336c656958af0d7b248ad18df98
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0349
    MD5: 4a5e8aee7a4620be98d3446338ccb497
SHA-256: 5ff6c003f981463f16d251bc7e8c99e4033fb4c28c69dc5287dae185d2072a3f
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0349
    MD5: d566652a561ec44cd0f9a76870c9324d
SHA-256: a103fc28aeac1ba77fca87787a3bbd204e3fef9591d68f66cf7961dbf9738c1f
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0349
    MD5: 7ab732bce4829a7d51f6c0c25fa4f8ab
SHA-256: 88012f3ec9ff833307d27409872f884678fd74d048b32a9560b1ff19fcf6c965
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0349
    MD5: 5f6eae02b865e1af9d2b17095e4d7490
SHA-256: 15cf3aaa3e892df58c6a6b130720437bc1e2e1ccfe11d34f86cac535ab05462f
File outdated by:  RHSA-2014:0349
    MD5: 20c6fb90983dbe56bdb3fecb585f137b
SHA-256: f88597e94adfea1b33c9fea704b409f3ff816d71a72a2e1b8a2c3b46f315353b
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


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