Security Advisory Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Retirement Notice

Advisory: RHSA-2017:0862-1
Type: Security Advisory
Severity: Low
Issued on: 2017-04-03
Last updated on: 2017-04-03
Affected Products: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ELS (v. 5)

Details

This is the final 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 was retired on March 31, 2017, at the end of
Production Phase 3 and active support is no longer provided. As the product will
now be in the Extended Life Phase, customers will continue to have access to all
previously released content, and limited technical support will be available
through Red Hat's Customer Experience and Engagement as described in the
Knowledge Base article available at https://access.redhat.com/articles/64664
(search for "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 Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.11. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ELS coverage
will conclude on November 30, 2020.

UPDATE: Note that the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ELS Add-On is available for the
x86 (32- and 64-bit) and z Systems architectures only. The Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 ELS Add-On is not available for the Itanium architecture. In addition,
the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 ELS Add-On is only available for Server, and does
not apply to layered products or Add-Ons.

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, of course, use their active
subscriptions to entitle any system on any currently supported Red Hat
Enterprise Linux release.

Instructions for migrating from Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 to Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 7 are available at https://access.redhat.com/articles/1211223.
Red Hat also has a Pre-upgrade Assistant tool to aid with the migration of Red
Hat Enterprise Linux 5 systems to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7. For more
information about this tool, please see
https://access.redhat.com/solutions/1468623.

Details of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux life cycle can be found here:
https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/


Solution

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 (v. 5 server)

SRPMS:
redhat-release-5Server-5.11.0.9.src.rpm     MD5: 3340853a4994274aeb51b571a224dca2
SHA-256: effec7f4f16ab5bff2670ccfc692508f079ef73840ab780847f5b180d2304ccd
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-5Server-5.11.0.9.i386.rpm     MD5: 245874964871870c2b3e4cf0f24f4d99
SHA-256: 412adaa7bed32f5b54f742fdabc39cc52d41921b04f16d15babe2b5a4b7a3c80
 
IA-64:
redhat-release-5Server-5.11.0.9.ia64.rpm     MD5: e3ce8b2c5cd8b6c0d19fcffc34826caa
SHA-256: 440ceb4c70ed543d98354bd710e0b83efa0c5f71df49646ffa54621ad90cf121
 
PPC:
redhat-release-5Server-5.11.0.9.ppc.rpm     MD5: d49eaae08221fbedeb47227329a58b4d
SHA-256: ff09cbb6bf0498b8f76d3c79c8c104cb4393c88446fe5c181812b77f7d6bd28f
 
s390x:
redhat-release-5Server-5.11.0.9.s390x.rpm     MD5: b258f61cf617823b2cad6c602ea9a831
SHA-256: 7cb51ae3f58cdc97ce4e0d5d330e042bd446a6b05c4f36df9a143ea896bd337c
 
x86_64:
redhat-release-5Server-5.11.0.9.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4d0ab82ec40019fcff187a8606977cbe
SHA-256: b392cd3ce5d3894021293f1a0b59846a26df14b4436a7ddacf02402e3476a220
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client)

SRPMS:
redhat-release-5Client-5.11.0.9.src.rpm     MD5: 61bb3168ed3832f8a6ce1b9c85a24326
SHA-256: 1aaed979dbf7b21f8c8251742a303a04b60ebc492172cb9a689303b0ec6ba14e
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-5Client-5.11.0.9.i386.rpm     MD5: c7eb4394675b0ff980376b14e449556f
SHA-256: f01d72043c82343b4318df0025b242e80fb7c23e8afb9a69544e25920b3483cc
 
x86_64:
redhat-release-5Client-5.11.0.9.x86_64.rpm     MD5: cd035c8610047a96fa5c80ccc0778e25
SHA-256: 20fe12c92ac15d76e6ff7ad18d0faf7b2fbaa42fada231d165387082b0917b7e
 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ELS (v. 5)

SRPMS:
redhat-release-5Server-5.11.0.9.src.rpm     MD5: 3340853a4994274aeb51b571a224dca2
SHA-256: effec7f4f16ab5bff2670ccfc692508f079ef73840ab780847f5b180d2304ccd
 
IA-32:
redhat-release-5Server-5.11.0.9.i386.rpm     MD5: 245874964871870c2b3e4cf0f24f4d99
SHA-256: 412adaa7bed32f5b54f742fdabc39cc52d41921b04f16d15babe2b5a4b7a3c80
 
s390x:
redhat-release-5Server-5.11.0.9.s390x.rpm     MD5: b258f61cf617823b2cad6c602ea9a831
SHA-256: 7cb51ae3f58cdc97ce4e0d5d330e042bd446a6b05c4f36df9a143ea896bd337c
 
x86_64:
redhat-release-5Server-5.11.0.9.x86_64.rpm     MD5: 4d0ab82ec40019fcff187a8606977cbe
SHA-256: b392cd3ce5d3894021293f1a0b59846a26df14b4436a7ddacf02402e3476a220
 
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

References



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