Security Advisory Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 Advanced Mission Critical (AMC) Retirement Notice

Advisory: RHSA-2017:0861-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2017-04-03
Last updated on: 2017-04-03
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.6 server)


This is the final notification for the retirement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5.6 Advanced Mission Critical (AMC). This notification applies only to those
customers subscribed to the Advanced Mission Critical (AMC) channel for Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 5.6.

In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, Advanced
Mission Critical for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 was retired on March 31, 2017,
and active support is no longer 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 5.6 AMC after March 31, 2017.
In addition, on-going technical support through Red Hat's Customer Experience
and Engagement will be limited as described under "non-current minor releases"
in the Knowledge Base article located here after this date.

We encourage customers to migrate from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 to a more
recent version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux. As a benefit of the Red Hat
subscription model, customers can use their active subscriptions to entitle any
system on any currently supported Red Hat Enterprise Linux release.

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

Updated packages

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Long Life (v. 5.6 server)

redhat-release-5Server-     MD5: a32daab35c797f9da9e7a0de285df2d5
SHA-256: 05d057f20b0edead7c4d7616da2a0463fd2b3b970059ecd80f9908b5aed978d8
redhat-release-5Server-     MD5: b1db2f6289f19a063cd8a06a24dcc047
SHA-256: 68367e4dd9eb3858098e29915a3aa1d5e8596f7f91df875c72b1919253ecef41
redhat-release-5Server-     MD5: d06f1fe78917b390021d840fbbc2518a
SHA-256: 22fdd1c9ee2c059c9b9b38374abd8ea1cbe6b13014f7ac4ea638baa5b3a5a690
redhat-release-5Server-     MD5: 6e21022eb283fb876db819dd8e2ad174
SHA-256: e30413052a701e34a4e520134ac85b480099066876aed53cdf3d1d8991c6d5d3
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)


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