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The Red Hat Enterprise Linux operating system must be a vendor-supported release.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-224669 RHEL-06-000010 SV-224669r505923_rule High
An operating system release is considered "supported" if the vendor continues to provide security patches for the product. With an unsupported release, it will not be possible to resolve security issues discovered in the system software. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Extended Life Cycle Support Add-On (ELS) is an offering, for a fee, that provides extended support once a product is retired and has entered the Extended Life Phase. ELS allows customers to continue to receive critical impact security fixes and selected urgent priority bug fixes on a specific major version of RHEL from the end of its regular life cycle for an extended and defined period. ELS is only applicable to the last minor release of the given major release.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Security Technical Implementation Guide 2020-09-03


Check Text ( C-26358r462501_chk )
Verify the version of the operating system is vendor supported.

Check the version of the operating system with the following command:

# cat /etc/redhat-release

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.10 (Santiago)

Current end of maintenance support for RHEL 6.10 is 30 November 2020.

If the release is not supported by the vendor, this is a finding.

Note: RHEL ELS is available for RHEL 6.10 with a proposed end of support 30 June 2024.
Fix Text (F-26346r462502_fix)
Upgrade to a supported version of the operating system.