[FreeBSD-Announce] FreeBSD Errata Notice FreeBSD-EN-14:10.tzdata

FreeBSD Errata Notices errata-notices at freebsd.org
Wed Oct 22 21:07:46 UTC 2014

Hash: SHA512

FreeBSD-EN-14:10.tzdata                                         Errata Notice
                                                          The FreeBSD Project

Topic:		Time zone data file update

Category:       contrib
Module:         zoneinfo
Announced:      2014-10-22
Affects:        All supported versions of FreeBSD prior to FreeBSD 10.1-BETA1
Corrected:      2014-08-29 13:41:21 UTC (stable/10, 10.1-PRERELEASE)
                2014-10-21 23:52:25 UTC (releng/10.0, 10.0-RELEASE-p11)
                2014-08-29 13:27:49 UTC (stable/9, 9.3-STABLE)
                2014-10-21 23:50:46 UTC (releng/9.3, 9.3-RELEASE-p4)
                2014-10-21 23:52:25 UTC (releng/9.2, 9.2-RELEASE-p14)
                2014-10-21 23:52:25 UTC (releng/9.1, 9.1-RELEASE-p21)
                2014-08-29 13:26:11 UTC (stable/8, 8.4-STABLE)
                2014-10-21 23:52:25 UTC (releng/8.4, 8.4-RELEASE-p18)

For general information regarding FreeBSD Errata Notices and Security
Advisories, including descriptions of the fields above, security
branches, and the following sections, please visit

I.   Background

The tzsetup(8) program allows the user to specify the default local
timezone.  Based on the selected timezone, tzsetup(8) copies one of the
files from /usr/share/zoneinfo to /etc/localtime.  This file actually
controls the conversion.

II.  Problem Description

Several changes in Daylight Savings Time happened after previous
FreeBSD releases were released that would affect many people who
live in different countries.  Because of these changes, the data in
the zoneinfo files need to be updated, and if the local timezone on
the running system is affected, tzsetup(8) needs to be run so the
/etc/localtime is updated.

III. Impact

An incorrect time will be displayed on a system configured to use one
of the affected timezones if the /usr/share/zoneinfo and /etc/localtime
files are not updated, and all applications on the system that rely on
the system time, such as cron(8) and syslog(8), will be affected.

IV.  Workaround

The system administrator can install an updated timezone database from
the misc/zoneinfo port and run tzsetup(8) to get the timezone database

Applications that store and display times in Coordinated Universal Time
(UTC) are not affected.

V.   Solution

Please note that some third party software, for instance PHP, Ruby,
Java and Perl, may be using different zoneinfo data source, in such
cases these software has to be updated separately.  For software
packages that is installed via package collection, they can be
upgraded by doing a `pkg upgrade'.

Following the instructions in this Errata Notice will update all of
the zoneinfo files to be the same as what was released with FreeBSD

Perform one of the following:

1) Upgrade your system to a supported FreeBSD stable or release / security
branch (releng) dated after the correction date.

2) To update your present system via a source code patch:

The following patches have been verified to apply to the applicable
FreeBSD release branches.

a) Download the relevant patch from the location below, and verify the
detached PGP signature using your PGP utility.

[FreeBSD 8.4]
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-14:10/tzdata-8.4.patch
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-14:10/tzdata-8.4.patch.asc
# gpg --verify tzdata-8.4.patch.asc

[FreeBSD 9.1]
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-14:10/tzdata-9.1.patch
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-14:10/tzdata-9.1.patch.asc
# gpg --verify tzdata-9.1.patch.asc

[FreeBSD 9.2]
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-14:10/tzdata-9.2.patch
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-14:10/tzdata-9.2.patch.asc
# gpg --verify tzdata-9.2.patch.asc

[FreeBSD 9.3]
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-14:10/tzdata-9.3.patch
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-14:10/tzdata-9.3.patch.asc
# gpg --verify tzdata-9.3.patch.asc

[FreeBSD 10.0]
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-14:10/tzdata-10.0.patch
# fetch http://security.FreeBSD.org/patches/EN-14:10/tzdata-10.0.patch.asc
# gpg --verify tzdata-10.0.patch.asc

b) Apply the patch.  Execute the following commands as root:

# cd /usr/src
# patch < /path/to/patch

c) Recompile the operating system using buildworld and installworld as
described in <URL:http://www.FreeBSD.org/handbook/makeworld.html>.

Restart all the affected applications and daemons, or reboot the system.

3) To update your system via a binary patch:

Systems running a RELEASE version of FreeBSD on the i386 or amd64
platforms can be updated via the freebsd-update(8) utility:

# freebsd-update fetch
# freebsd-update install

VI.  Correction details

The following list contains the revision numbers of each file that was
corrected in FreeBSD.

Branch/path                                                      Revision
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------
stable/8/                                                         r270814
releng/8.4/                                                       r273439
stable/9/                                                         r270815
releng/9.1/                                                       r273439
releng/9.2/                                                       r273439
releng/9.3/                                                       r273438
stable/10/                                                        r270817
releng/10.0/                                                      r273439
- -------------------------------------------------------------------------

To see which files were modified by a particular revision, run the
following command, replacing NNNNNN with the revision number, on a
machine with Subversion installed:

# svn diff -cNNNNNN --summarize svn://svn.freebsd.org/base

Or visit the following URL, replacing NNNNNN with the revision number:


VII. References

The latest revision of this Errata Notice is available at
Version: GnuPG v2.0


More information about the freebsd-announce mailing list