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

This script is Copyright (C) 2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

This updated package adds the following time-zone changes to the zone
info database :

- On 2012-03-15, Morocco announced it will switch to
daylight savings time (DST) on the last Sunday in April
(29th April) and not the 25th of March. The earlier date
was announced as the daylight savings switch date on
2012-03-09. The change was made 'after discussion of
proposals to consider the demands of schooling',
according to Mustapha El Khalfi, the Morocco Minister of
Communications. The switch back to standard Moroccan
time will still occur at 03:00 on the last Sunday in
September, 2012-09-30. This update reflects the later
switching date announced on 2012-03-15.

- Armenia announced it will abolish local daylight savings
time observance. This update reflects this: the Armenian
time-zone will not advance an hour on 2012-03-24 as was
previously set.

- The Falkland Islands announced it will remain on
Falklands Summer Time for the rest of 2012 and will
likely remain so for future years. This update assumes a
permanent summer time for the Falkland Islands until
advised differently.

- Cuba has delayed the 2012 DST switch by three weeks.
Originally set to switch at 01:00 2012-03-11, Cuba will
now switch to local DST at 01:00 2012-04-01. The switch
back to standard time remains unchanged at 2012-11-13.
This update incorporates the delayed DST switch for

See also :

Solution :

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

Risk factor :


Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61289 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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