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 :

This update addresses several changes in Daylight Savings Time (DST)
observation including the following :

- on February 17th 2010, it was announced that Paraguay
would extend its 2010 DST observance to Sunday, 11th
April 2010. (It had been scheduled to end on Sunday,
14th March 2010.) The same announcement also noted the
2010-2011 DST observance would begin on Sunday, 3d
October 2010 (the 1st Sunday in October, rather than the
previously scheduled 3rd Sunday, 17th October 2010).
(BZ#568665, BZ#568666, BZ#568667)

- several cities and towns bordering the United States in
Northern Mexico will synchronize their DST schedules
with their Northern neighbor beginning this year. Places
affected by this change include Tijuana; Mexicali;
Ciudad Juarez; Ojinaga; Ciudad Acuna; Piedras Negras;
Anahuac; Nuevo Laredo; Reynosa; and Matamoros. Each of
these locales will switch to DST on Sunday, 14th March
2010 and switch back on Sunday, 7th November 2010. This
is in line with the US DST schedule, which runs from the
second Sunday of March to the first Sunday of November.
(No BZ#)

Note: the rest of Mexico will continue to observe DST (or not observe
DST in the case of Sonora, which remains on Mountain Standard Time all
year) from the 2nd Sunday in April through the last Sunday in October.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected tzdata package.

Risk factor :


Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60744 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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