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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Low: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 Extended Update Support Retirement Notice
2 April 2015
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9
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 5.9 Extended Update Support Retirement Notice
Advisory ID: RHSA-2015:0768-01
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0768.html
Issue date: 2015-04-01
This is the final notification for the retirement of Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.9 Extended Update Support (EUS). This notification applies only to
those customers subscribed to the Extended Update Support (EUS) channel for
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9.
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.9 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64
In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy,
Extended Update Support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.9 was retired on
March 31, 2015, and 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 5.9 EUS
after March 31, 2015. In addition, technical support through Red Hat's
Global Support Services will no longer be provided after this date.
We encourage customers to plan their migration from Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5.9 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.
5. Package List:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.9 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 2015 Red Hat, Inc.
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