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

High Nessus Plugin ID 91807


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


This update fixes the following bugs :

- In 2015, Egypt did not observe Daylight Savings Time (DST). However, in 2016, Egypt observes DST from July 7 at 24:00 to October 27 at 24:00. As a consequence of this change, the tzdata package had incorrect data regarding DST in Egypt in 2016. This has been fixed, and tzdata now has the correct data. (BZ#1334677, BZ#1342553, BZ#1346423, BZ#1346424)

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.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91807

File Name: sl_20160621_tzdata_bug_fix_update_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/06/24

Modified: 2016/06/24

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: 2016/06/21