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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 5.6
5-Month EOL Notice
1 March 2013
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5
Impact/Access: Reduced Security -- Unknown/Unspecified
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 5.6 5-Month EOL Notice
Advisory ID: RHSA-2013:0578-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0578.html
Issue date: 2013-02-28
This is the 5-Month notification for the conclusion of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.6 Extended Update Support (EUS) Add-on offering.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the
Extended Update Support Add-On for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 will
conclude on July 31, 2013. 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 EUS after that date.
In addition, after July 31, 2013, technical support through Red Hat's
Global Support Services will no longer be provided for this Add-on.
Note: This notification applies only to those customers subscribed to the
Extended Update Support (EUS) channel for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6.
We encourage customers to plan their migration from Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.6 to a more recent version 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 (5.9, for which EUS is available) or Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6 release (6.2, 6.3, or 6.4, for which EUS is available).
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 life notice in the "/usr/share/doc/" directory.
5. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.6 server):
These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
The Red Hat security contact is <firstname.lastname@example.org>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2013 Red Hat, Inc.
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