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 one or more security

Description :

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

- although DST was previously announced as beginning in
Pakistan on 2010-01-04, it has now been confirmed
Pakistan will not observe any DST in 2010. (BZ#577710,
BZ#577835, BZ#577837)

- after observing DST as a trial in 2009, Bangladesh
announced it will not observe DST in 2010. (Previous
announcements had Bangladesh switching to DST on
2010-04-01. This will now not happen.) (BZ#576268,
BZ#576613, BZ#576614)

- Tunisia did not observer DST in 2009, remaining on
UTC+1. On 2010-02-27, it was announced Tunisia would
also not observe DST in 2010. (BZ#577793, BZ#577841,

- On 2010-03-28, the number of time zones used in Russia
was reduced from eleven to nine. Two regions -- the
Samara Oblast and the Udmurt Republic -- were switched
from UTC+4 to UTC+3. Two others regions -- the Kamchatka
Krai and the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug -- were switched
to UTC+11. (BZ#576268, BZ#576613, BZ#576614)

- On 2010-03-17, it was announced Syria would move to DST
on 2010-04-02 at 00:00. This is one week later than the
previously gazetted date of 2010-03-26. (No BZ#)

- DST transition dates and times for several Australian
Antarctic Stations were changed. Casey station switched
back to UTC+8 on 2010-03-10; Davis Station switched back
to UTC+7 on 2010-03-10. Macquarie Island station will
remain at UTC+11 and will not switch back to UTC+10 when
Tasmania ends its DST observance on 2010-04-04, as was
previously gazetted. (No BZ#)

- as announced on 25th March 2010, DST in the Gaza Strip
will start on 2010-03-27 at 00:01. This is 24-hours
after DST begins in the West Bank and Israel. (No BZ#)

- Samoa's DST transition date was corrected. (No BZ#)

Additionally, on Scientific Linux 5, this update brings timezone data
for Java Runtime Environment, in the included subpackage tzdata-java.

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :


Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60778 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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