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

High Nessus Plugin ID 61289


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


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 Cuba.


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61289

File Name: sl_20120323_tzdata_on_SL5_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: 2012/03/23