Scientific Linux Security Update : tzdata on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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

- Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, incorrectly used the NOVT
abbreviation, which is UTC+7. With this update, it uses
the OMST/OMSST abbreviation and is correctly assigned
the UTC+6 time zone. (BZ#596800)

- Previously, Chile was supposed to switch to the standard
time at the end of March 12, 2011. With this update the
daylight saving time is retained for additional three
weeks and the system switches to the standard time at
the end of April 2, 2011. (BZ#681907, BZ#681908,
BZ#681594, BZ#681914)

- New zone America/Metlakatla was added to represent time
of Metlakatla Indian Community.

- Mercer County, North Dakota, USA, changed from the
Mountain Time Zone to the Central Time Zone. A zone
named America/North_Dakota/Beulah was created to hold
the relevant data.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?0e18432a
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=596800
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681594
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681907
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681908
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=681914

Solution :

Update the affected tzdata and / or tzdata-java packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60990 ()

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