yum update fails with error "There was an error parsing the RHN proxy settings"

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  • yum update fails with the following error :
# yum update 
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security 
There was an error parsing the RHN proxy settings. 
RHN support will be disabled. 
Setting up Update Process 
No Packages marked for Update 


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • yum

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