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Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-1546-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-1546-01
Posted Dec 5, 2012
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Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-1546-01 - On December 1st, 2012, per the life-cycle support policy, the following versions of Satellite and Proxy products, released on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, exited Production Phase 2 marking the end of their support by Red Hat.

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Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-1546-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Low: RHN Satellite Server 5 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 - End Of Life
Advisory ID: RHSA-2012:1546-01
Product: Red Hat Network Satellite Server
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2012-1546.html
Issue date: 2012-12-05
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1. Summary:

This is the End Of Life notification for RHN Satellite Server 5 versions
released to run on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.0 (RHEL v.4 AS) - noarch
Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.1 (RHEL v.4 AS) - noarch
Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.2 (RHEL v.4 AS) - noarch
Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.3 (RHEL v.4) - noarch

3. Description:

On December 1st, 2012, per the life-cycle support policy, the following
versions of Satellite and Proxy products, released on Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 4, exited Production Phase 2 marking the end of their support by
Red Hat.

RHN Satellite & RHN Proxy:
- 5.0
- 5.1
- 5.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
- 5.3 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Please reference the support policy here:

https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/satellite/

Notes:
1) Red Hat will continue to support RHN Satellite and Proxy versions 5.2
and 5.3 running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
2) All versions of 5.0 and 5.1 are now EOL with this notice.

Though we are committed to the December 1st date for beginning the process
of decommissioning Satellite and Proxy support listed, we recognize that
our customers have woven these products very deeply into their processes
and may need some time to upgrade.

For upgrade purposes, please note the following dates:

* December 1st, 2012 - Satellite and Proxy support for listed versions
running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, ceased to be supported. Official
support ended. Only Severity 1 issues and upgrade assistance will be
addressed. Satellite and Proxy will continue to operate, but all
customers are encouraged to upgrade in a timely manner.

* March 1st, 2013 - Satellite and Proxy versions listed - active status
will be terminated. The Satellite and Proxy versions listed will enter an
inactive state. This includes no longer generating nor providing Satellite
Certificates to customers requesting them for these EOL product versions.

The overview for the Satellite Upgrade process starting point is outlined
here:

https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Network_Satellite/5.5/html-single/Installation_Guide/index.html#chap-Installation_Guide-Upgrades

For detailed instructions on upgrading Red Hat Network Satellite, please
refer to the /etc/sysconfig/rhn/satellite-upgrade/README file. This can
be found within the rhn-upgrade package. Before proceeding, it is
important to read the complete details, contained within the most current
rhn-upgrade package README file.

As with all Satellite upgrades, please ensure that known good backups are
available, especially of the database.

How to proceed:

* All affected Satellite and Proxy users must plan to upgrade to a newer
version prior to March 1st, 2013.

* If you have a Technical Account Manager, contact that person immediately
to discuss upgrade plans.

* Otherwise, contact support for assistance:
https://www.redhat.com/support/

* Alternatively, Red Hat Consulting can be engaged to assist with a smooth
migration:
http://www.redhat.com/consulting/

More information on Red Hat Consulting for Satellite can be found here:
http://www.redhat.com/f/pdf/consulting/RHNSatelliteImplementation-Brochure.pdf

It is critical to ensure you have a plan to upgrade Satellite and Proxy
listed versions, prior to March 1st, 2013.

Listed versions of Satellite and Proxy for this notice are:
- 5.0
- 5.1
- 5.2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
- 5.3 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

4. Solution:

This erratum contains rhns-certs-tools packages for RHN Satellite 5.0, 5.1,
and 5.2, and a spacewalk-certs-tools package for RHN Satellite 5.3 with
updated version numbers to ensure the distribution of this notice; however,
no changes have been made to the packages.

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

882920 - Red Hat Network Satellite on RHEL 4 EOL

6. Package List:

Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.0 (RHEL v.4 AS):

Source:
rhns-certs-tools-5.0.1-3.el4_8.src.rpm

noarch:
rhns-certs-tools-5.0.1-3.el4_8.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.1 (RHEL v.4 AS):

Source:
rhns-certs-tools-5.1.1-3.el4.src.rpm

noarch:
rhns-certs-tools-5.1.1-3.el4.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.2 (RHEL v.4 AS):

Source:
rhns-certs-tools-5.2.0-5.el4.src.rpm

noarch:
rhns-certs-tools-5.2.0-5.el4.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Network Satellite Server 5.3 (RHEL v.4):

Source:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/4AS/en/RHNSAT/SRPMS/spacewalk-certs-tools-0.5.5-7.el4sat.src.rpm

noarch:
spacewalk-certs-tools-0.5.5-7.el4sat.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low
https://access.redhat.com/knowledge/docs/en-US/Red_Hat_Network_Satellite/5.5/html-single/Installation_Guide/index.html#chap-Installation_Guide-Upgrades
http://www.redhat.com/f/pdf/consulting/RHNSatelliteImplementation-Brochure.pdf

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2012 Red Hat, Inc.
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