Scientific Linux Security Update : tzdata bug fix update on 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 update fixes the following bugs :

- In 2015, Egypt did not observe Daylight Savings Time
(DST). However, in 2016, Egypt observes DST from July 7
at 24:00 to October 27 at 24:00. As a consequence of
this change, the tzdata package had incorrect data
regarding DST in Egypt in 2016. This has been fixed, and
tzdata now has the correct data. (BZ#1334677,
BZ#1342553, BZ#1346423, BZ#1346424)

This update has been placed in the security tree to avoid timezone
related problems such as ntp sync errors.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?52fabb46
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1334677
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1342553
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1346423
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1346424

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 91807 ()

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