October 10, 2013

RHEL 5.9 - 5.10 Risk Report Released

red hatMark Cox posted his latest Red Hat Enterprise Linux risk report, this time for versions 5.9 through 5.10. In its seventh year, RHEL 5 will be supported through March 31, 2017. RHEL version 6.5 Beta was released yesterday extending "its scalability and manageability to aid in the build-out and control of large, complex IT environments."

In his report, Cox said Red Hat issued "37 advisories to address 115 vulnerabilities" in RHEL version 5.9 and 5.10 default installs. Of these, nine were critical addressing 25 security vulnerabilities in PHP and Firefox/XULRunner. Other common server systems received important/moderate/low priority security updates as well such as Xen and BIND.

Versions 5.8 to 5.9 received "60 advisories to address 214 vulnerabilities" and versions 5.7 to 5.8 were shipped 42 advisories for 118 vulnerabilities.


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