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

High Nessus Plugin ID 65239


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


This update adds the following enhancements :

The Chilean Government is extending the period of Daylight Saving Time (DST) in the year 2013 until April the 27th. Then, Chile Standard Time (CLT) and Easter Island Standard Time (EAST) will be in effect until September the 7th when switching again to DST. With this update, the rules used for Chile time zones have been adjusted accordingly.

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: 65239

File Name: sl_20130308_tzdata_enhancement_update_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/13

Modified: 2013/03/13

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: 2013/03/08