Scientific Linux Security Update : tzdata on SL3.x, SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60744


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing a security update.


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.


Update the affected tzdata package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60744

File Name: sl_20100308_tzdata_on_SL3_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2010/03/08