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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Low: Red Hat Satellite 5 - day of End Of Life Notice
31 March 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: Red Hat Satellite 5.6
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat
Impact/Access: Reduced Security -- Unknown/Unspecified
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Red Hat Security Advisory
Synopsis: Low: Red Hat Satellite 5 - day of End Of Life Notice
Advisory ID: RHSA-2017:0855-01
Product: Red Hat Satellite
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2017:0855
Issue date: 2017-03-30
This is the day of notification of the End Of Life (EOL) plans for the
following versions of Red Hat Satellite 5:
* Red Hat Satellite 5.6 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
2. Relevant releases/architectures:
Red Hat Satellite 5.6 (RHEL v.5) - noarch
After March 31, 2017, as per the life-cycle support policy for Red Hat
Satellite, Red Hat will discontinue technical support services as well as
software maintenance services for all Red Hat Satellite and Proxy versions
5.6 or older on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. The listed versions will exit
the existing Limited Maintenance Release phase. This means that new bug
fixes, security updates, and product enhancements will no longer be
provided for the following product versions:
* Red Hat Satellite 5.6 and Proxy 5.6 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Details of the Satellite support policy can be found at:
1) Red Hat will continue to support Red Hat Satellite and Proxy on Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 6 and later.
2) Red Hat Satellite 5.6 and Proxy 5.6 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 will
be EOL on March 31 2017.
How to proceed:
* All affected Satellite and Proxy users must plan to upgrade to a newer
version prior to March 31 2017.
* Find an overview of various aspects for this upcoming EOL date at
* If you have a Technical Account Manager, contact that person immediately
to discuss upgrade plans.
* Otherwise, contact Red Hat support for assistance at
* Alternatively, Red Hat Consulting can be engaged to assist with a smooth
migration, see https://www.redhat.com/en/services/consulting
More information on Red Hat Consulting for Satellite can be found in the
PDF document linked to in the References section.
It is critical to ensure you have a plan to migrate to Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 6 prior to March 31, 2017.
Customers who choose to continue to deploy on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
will continue to have access via Red Hat Network (RHN) to the following
content as part of their active Red Hat Satellite subscription:
* Previously released bug fixes, security updates, and product
* Red Hat Knowledgebase and other content (whitepapers, reference
architectures, etc.) found in the Red Hat Customer Portal.
* All Red Hat Satellite documentation.
Customers are strongly encouraged to take the advantage of the upgrade
benefits of their active Red Hat Satellite subscription, and migrate to an
active version of Red Hat Satellite such as version 5.6 or 5.7.
Details of the Red Hat Satellite life-cycle can be found at:
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
For details on how to apply this update, refer to:
5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):
1414219 - Satellite 5.6 on RHEL 5 day of EoL
6. Package List:
Red Hat Satellite 5.6 (RHEL v.5):
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 <email@example.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/
Copyright 2017 Red Hat, Inc.
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