Security Advisory Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 One-Month Retirement Notice

Advisory: RHSA-2017:0340-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2017-02-28
Last updated on: 2017-02-28
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)


This is the One-Month notification for the retirement of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5. This notification applies only to those customers subscribed to the
channel for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, support
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will be retired on March 31, 2017, at the end of
Production Phase 3. Until that date, customers will continue to receive Critical
impact security patches and selected Urgent priority bug fixes for RHEL 5.11
(the final RHEL 5 release). On that date, active support included with your RHEL
Premium or Standard subscription will conclude. This means that customers will
continue to have access to all previously released content. In addition, limited
technical support will be available through Red Hat's Global Support Services as
described in the Knowledge Base article available at (under "non-current minor release").

However, we recognize that some customers will wish to remain on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5 even after the March 31, 2017 retirement date. To meet this
customer requirement, Red Hat will offer customers the option to purchase the
Extended Life Cycle Support (ELS) Add-On as an annually renewable subscription.
This ELS Add-On provides customers with up to an additional three and a half
(3.5) years of Critical impact security fixes and selected Urgent priority bug
fixes for RHEL 5.11. RHEL 5 ELS coverage will conclude on November 30, 2020.

To enjoy even more comprehensive product support, we encourage customers to
migrate from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 to a more recent version. As a benefit
of the Red Hat subscription, customers may use their active subscriptions to
entitle any system on any currently supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.

Instructions for migrating from RHEL 5 to RHEL7 are available at Red Hat also offers a Pre-upgrade
Assistant tool to aid with the migration of RHEL 5 systems to RHEL 7. For more
information about this tool, please see

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


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 Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: 1b7d83860f9f92e06e46b4b33e0f567e
SHA-256: b3b12795dffd624b4a8733a7d448b2b50c2360ee53a910cbda012f9df5a49bf7
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: 802dc587a2a5ccf84e045cc7f07e5071
SHA-256: 3fc730c0b18ca3a30937e8d648313ec486a42c19b599a43e85850b852870573f
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: 2af9a73d988286cb9aa0bcc50dbdc8c8
SHA-256: 6dff0e54ac34539d86b76cbc26dc4998587db4c02122e9269b4e7449d4009e03
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: 7dde14081611bfe0b573be04e7f5ac62
SHA-256: dccf4bf2aa1cc8b38efa8be5bbc087e0ac8facc30a672e41b9c5d7766d7266c6
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: 4b150b969c428282f83e090123176ccc
SHA-256: bc2a880814032699324086630198587a7dd4a7895cf02d8b97ffa681fafa9c66
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: 7b9fff718794222f6db0870beab97c11
SHA-256: 77cd4b5b8b971bc0159ecc9ef367fa1ca08fcb822b06dc4f2153d0ce47749b74
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: b3181e7abcaa907239a373d5862821fe
SHA-256: 9f1fe2fc9d53fea3a7a7bfe7e64dc39c85db2abce99177c71d48f6d69b352131
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: 4487530e6cd2484ee9271e32193d17db
SHA-256: 409b4ce25dea750964b574efc1c98f29c258f2c8ac17b509afc9ca99de480f01
File outdated by:  RHSA-2017:0862
    MD5: c7e3b65088d5d05f3039b3e304fcd74b
SHA-256: 5a79f783070caaa9995695f93cdf27879155e5bd3b91aaedb8ac17d12ab4f68c
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


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