RHEL 2.1 : redhat-release (EOL Notice) (RHSA-2009:0297)

High Nessus Plugin ID 35757


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


This is the 3-month notification of the End Of Life plans for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the 7 years life cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 will end on May 31 2009.

After that date, Red Hat will discontinue the technical support services, bugfix, enhancement and security errata updates for the following products :

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 2.1 * Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 2.1 * Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 2.1 * Red Hat Linux Advanced Server 2.1 * Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1

Customers running production workloads on Enterprise Linux 2.1 should plan to migrate to a later version before May 31, 2009. One benefit of a Red Hat subscription is the right to upgrade to never versions of Enterprise Linux for no extra cost. As an Enterprise Linux subscriber, you have the option of migrating to the following supported versions :

* version 3 (Generally Available: Oct 2003, End-Of-Life: Oct 2010) * version 4 (GA: Feb 2005, EOL: Feb 2012) * version 5 (GA: Mar 2007, EOL: Mar 2014)

These supported versions of Enterprise Linux are available for download from Red Hat Network.

For those customers who cannot migrate from Enterprise Linux 2.1 before its end-of-life date, Red Hat will offer limited extended support contracts. For more information, contact your Red Hat sales representative.

Details of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux life cycle can be found on the Red Hat website: http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/errata/


Update the affected redhat-release-as, redhat-release-es and / or redhat-release-ws packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35757

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2009-0297.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2009/03/03

Modified: 2014/08/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:redhat-release-as, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:redhat-release-es, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:redhat-release-ws, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2009/03/02

Reference Information

RHSA: 2009:0297