Scientific Linux Security Update : tzdata on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

The tzdata package contains data files with rules for various time
zones around the world.

This updated tzdata package addresses the following changes to
Daylight Savings Time (DST) observations :

- Cuba is starting DST on March 16 as of 2008 (it started
DST on March 8 in 2007).

- Syria is starting DST on April 4 as of 2008 (it started
DST on March 29 in 2007).

- Iraq is not observing DST in 2008.

- Pakistan will observe DST in 2008, beginning May 31.
(This is the first time Pakistan has observed DST since
2002.)

- Morocco will observe DST in 2008, beginning May 31.
(This is the first time Morocco has observed DST since
1978.)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?38ec1d22

Solution :

Update the affected tzdata package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60414 ()

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