RHEL 3 : redhat-release (EOL Notice) (RHSA-2010:0386)

High Nessus Plugin ID 46305


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


This is the 6-month notification of the End Of Life plans for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

In accordance with the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Errata Support Policy, the regular 7 year life cycle of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 will end on October 31, 2010.

After this date, Red Hat will discontinue the regular subscription services for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3. Therefore, new bug fix, enhancement, and security errata updates, as well as technical support services will no longer be available for the following products :

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS 3 * Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES 3 * Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS 3 * Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extras 3 * Red Hat Desktop 3 * Red Hat Global File System 3 * Red Hat Cluster Suite 3

Customers still running production workloads on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 are advised to begin planning the upgrade to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Active subscribers of Red Hat Enterprise Linux already have access to all currently maintained versions of Red Hat Enterprise Linux, as part of their subscription without additional fees.

For customers who are unable to migrate off Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 before its end-of-life date, Red Hat may offer a limited, optional extension program. For more information, contact your Red Hat sales representative or channel partner.

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 package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 46305

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0386.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/05/11

Modified: 2014/08/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:redhat-release, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2010/05/03

Reference Information

RHSA: 2010:0386