Scientific Linux Security Update : tzdata on SL4.x, SL5.x, SL6.x i386/x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 60990


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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

- Kemerovo Oblast, Russia, incorrectly used the NOVT abbreviation, which is UTC+7. With this update, it uses the OMST/OMSST abbreviation and is correctly assigned the UTC+6 time zone. (BZ#596800)

- Previously, Chile was supposed to switch to the standard time at the end of March 12, 2011. With this update the daylight saving time is retained for additional three weeks and the system switches to the standard time at the end of April 2, 2011. (BZ#681907, BZ#681908, BZ#681594, BZ#681914)

- New zone America/Metlakatla was added to represent time of Metlakatla Indian Community.

- Mercer County, North Dakota, USA, changed from the Mountain Time Zone to the Central Time Zone. A zone named America/North_Dakota/Beulah was created to hold the relevant data.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 60990

File Name: sl_20110311_tzdata_on_SL4_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: 2011/03/11