Chad Waters on 16 Oct 2014 08:00:41 -0700

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[PLUG] older RH yum help

I am trying to audit an older RHEL 5 box and make a list of the security related updates it needs.

In newer yum versions (3.4.3-118.el7) I can get what I'm looking for with the following command:

sudo yum updateinfo sec
Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, subscription-manager
RHSA-2014:1635 Critical/Sec.  firefox-31.2.0-3.el7_0.x86_64
RHSA-2014:1620 Important/Sec. java-1.7.0-openjdk-1:
RHSA-2014:1620 Important/Sec. java-1.7.0-openjdk-headless-1:
updateinfo list done

That feature isn't available in the latest yum for RHEL 5 (yum-3.2.22-40.el5).

Is there any other way to gather this information? I would like to present this info to others just like that: you need to update x package because of y critical/important security issue.

Another possibilty would be if there was some means to export the errata info from RHN Classic: I don't see a way to do that either.

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