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Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-0918-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-0918-01
Posted Apr 29, 2015
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-0918-01 - After May 29, 2015, as per the life-cycle support policy for Red Hat Satellite Proxy, Red Hat will discontinue technical support services as well as software maintenance services for all Red Hat Satellite Proxy versions 5.5 or older.

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Red Hat Security Advisory 2015-0918-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Low: Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5 - 30 Day End Of Life Notice
Advisory ID: RHSA-2015:0918-01
Product: Red Hat Satellite Proxy
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015-0918.html
Issue date: 2015-04-29
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1. Summary:

This is the 30 day notification of the End Of Life (EOL) plans for the
following versions of Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5:

* Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.2
* Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.3
* Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.4
* Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.5

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.3 (RHEL v.5) - noarch
Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.4 (RHEL v.5) - noarch
Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.4 (RHEL v.6) - noarch
Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.5 (RHEL v.5) - noarch
Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.5 (RHEL v.6) - noarch
Red Hat Satellite Proxy v 5.2 - noarch

3. Description:

After May 29, 2015, as per the life-cycle support policy for Red Hat
Satellite Proxy, Red Hat will discontinue technical support services as
well as software maintenance services for all Red Hat Satellite Proxy
versions 5.5 or older. 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 Proxy 5.2
* Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.3
* Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.4
* Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.5

Details of the Satellite support policy can be found at:

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

Notes:

1) Red Hat will continue to support Red Hat Satellite Proxy version 5.6
and newer.

2) All versions of Satellite Proxy 5.5 and below will be EOL on May
29, 2015.

Though we are committed to the May 29 2015 date for beginning the process
of decommissioning support for Satellite Proxy versions listed above, 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 date:

* May 29, 2015 - The Satellite Proxy versions listed above will enter an
inactive state.

How to proceed:

* All affected Satellite Proxy users must plan to upgrade to a newer
version prior to May 29, 2015.

* Find an overview of various aspects for this upcoming EOL date at:
https://access.redhat.com/articles/1322933

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

* Otherwise, contact Red Hat support for assistance at:
https://www.redhat.com/en/services/support

* 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 Proxy can be found in
the PDF document linked to in the References section.

It is critical to ensure you have a plan to upgrade Red Hat Satellite Proxy
listed versions, prior to May 29, 2015.

Customers who choose to continue to deploy any of the listed Red Hat
Satellite Proxy offerings will continue to have access via Red Hat Network
(RHN) to the following content as part of their active Red Hat Satellite
Proxy subscription:

* Previously released bug fixes, security updates, and product
enhancements.

* Red Hat Knowledge Base and other content (whitepapers, reference
architectures, etc.) found in the Red Hat Customer Portal.

* All Red Hat Satellite Proxy documentation.

Customers are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the upgrade benefits
of their active Red Hat Satellite Proxy subscription and migrate to an
active version of Red Hat Satellite Proxy such as version 5.6 or 5.7.

Details of the Red Hat Satellite Proxy life cycle can be found at:
https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/satellite/

4. Solution:

The documentation of the Satellite Proxy 5 Upgrade process is available in
the Red Hat Satellite 5.7 Proxy Installation Guide, linked to in the
References section.

Before the upgrade, please ensure that known good backups are available.

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

1214642 - Satellite 5.5 Proxy and prior end of life - 30 day warning

6. Package List:

Red Hat Satellite Proxy v 5.2:

Source:
rhn-web-5.2.1-4.el5.src.rpm

noarch:
rhn-base-minimal-5.2.1-4.el5.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.3 (RHEL v.5):

Source:
satellite-branding-5.3.0.30-1.el5sat.src.rpm

noarch:
rhn-proxy-branding-5.3.0.30-1.el5sat.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.4 (RHEL v.5):

Source:
satellite-branding-5.4.0.12-1.el5sat.src.rpm

noarch:
rhn-proxy-branding-5.4.0.12-1.el5sat.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.5 (RHEL v.5):

Source:
satellite-branding-5.5.0.8-1.el5sat.src.rpm

noarch:
rhn-proxy-branding-5.5.0.8-1.el5sat.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.4 (RHEL v.6):

Source:
satellite-branding-5.4.0.12-1.el6sat.src.rpm

noarch:
rhn-proxy-branding-5.4.0.12-1.el6sat.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Satellite Proxy 5.5 (RHEL v.6):

Source:
satellite-branding-5.5.0.8-1.el6sat.src.rpm

noarch:
rhn-proxy-branding-5.5.0.8-1.el6sat.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/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#low
https://www.redhat.com/f/pdf/consulting/RHNSatelliteImplementation-Brochure.pdf
https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-US/Red_Hat_Satellite/5.7/html/Proxy_Installation_Guide/chap-Red_Hat_Satellite-Proxy_Installation_Guide-Upgrading_a_Red_Hat_Proxy_Server_Installation.html

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2015 Red Hat, Inc.
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