Debian Security Advisory

DLA-681-1 tzdata -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
26 Oct 2016
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
No other external database security references currently available.
More information:

This update includes the changes in tzdata up to 2016h. Notable changes are:

  • Asia/Gaza and Asia/Hebron (DST ending on 2016-10-29 at 01:00, not 2016-10-21 at 00:00).
  • Europe/Istanbul switch from EET/EEST (+02/+03) to permanent +03 on 2016-09-07. While the timezone has changed, the divergence from EET/EEST will happen on 2016-10-30.
  • Turkey switched from EET/EEST (+02/+03) to permanent +03, effective 2016-09-07.
  • New leap second 2016-12-31 23:59:60 UTC as per IERS Bulletin C 52.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 2016h-0+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your tzdata packages.

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