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

High Nessus Plugin ID 61371


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


This update adds the following enhancements :

Daylight Saving Time will be interrupted during the holy month of Ramadan in Morocco (that is July 20 - August 19, 2012 in the Gregorian Calendar). This update incorporates the exception so that Daylight Saving Time is turned off and the time setting returned back to the standard time during Ramadan.

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


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

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61371

File Name: sl_20120719_tzdata_enhancement_update_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