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2007-01-20, 14:26

- http://www.optimizemag.com/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=196902283
January 2007 ~ " Does anybody really know what time it is? Hopefully, they will on March 11, when the new daylight savings time kicks in - three weeks earlier than it did in previous years. Despite the congressionally mandated change, which was announced in 2005 as an energy-saving plan, many IT vendors have yet to issue patches, and are still clarifying which systems will or won't be supported by the fixes. At risk are all time and calendar features on corporate E-mail, PDAs, voice mail, and database applications. According to the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), "computers, personal digital assistants, video cassette recorders, digital video recorders, phones, and any other electronic devices that have a time-zone setting" will require software patches. Many other devices and non-Internet phones will have to be manually updated... Microsoft only began issuing patches at the end of last year. On its Windows Web site*, Microsoft says it will continue to issue patches through March for Office, Windows, and Exchange servers. Many of the older systems—such as Windows 2000, XP SP1, and NT4—are not supported, and will require manual updates..."

* http://support.microsoft.com/kb/928388
Last Review: January 19, 2007
Revision: 9.2

> http://www.microsoft.com/windows/timezone/dst2007.mspx
Updated: January 19, 2007
"...To ensure you have the latest information available, please refer to this page frequently..."


2007-02-08, 07:40
FYI... (getting closer):

New MS site (redirected):
Daylight Saving Time Help and Support Center
> http://support.microsoft.com/gp/cp_dst
Last Review : February 7, 2007


2007-02-13, 13:52

- http://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?p=69335#post69335


2007-02-27, 23:19

> http://www.technologyrage.com/site/2007/01/vendor_links_1.html
"...A growing list of key vendor links, in response to their issues with the upcoming Daylight Saving Time change..."

> http://www.calconnect.org/dstlinks.html
Links to Advisory and Vendor Material on the Daylight Saving Time Changes in 2007
A Reference for Users and Systems Administrators
Last updated 27 February 2007


2007-03-06, 06:27

Fixing Windows 98 TimeZones for the New 2007 Daylight Saving Time Rules
- http://solprovider.com/articles/win98timezones
"An unofficial fix from SolProvider for extended DST for Windows 98 and a companion way to set the system back to the old rules (in case Congress changes its mind because the expected benefits from the change don't actually occur)."


2007-03-08, 13:39

- http://www.us-cert.gov/current/#dstupdte
Daylight Saving Time Changes for 2007
added March 5, 2007

- http://java.sun.com/developer/technicalArticles/Intl/USDST/
March 2007
"...Solutions for Java Applications
If you have the latest update release of the 6, 5, 1.4.2 and 1.3.1 versions of the Java platform, you already have the current DST rules for the United States and Canada. Time zone data that adheres to the new DST rules was introduced in the following update releases of the Java platform:
* 1.3.1_18
* 1.4.2_13
* 5.0_u9
* 6
If you are concerned about application failures that may result from the DST changes, you should update your Java Runtime Environment to one of the above update releases (or later)..."


2007-03-11, 23:22
DST bugs noted at ISC today:

- http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2409
Last Updated: 2007-03-11 13:46:20 UTC

Symantec Backup Exec 10d and 10.1
- http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2412
Last Updated: 2007-03-11 14:50:29 UTC

CISCO Phones
- http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2415
Last Updated: 2007-03-11 14:45:45 UTC

Watchguard Fireware 8.3.1 and Watchguard System Manager 8.3.1
- http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2421
Last Updated: 2007-03-11 15:48:10 UTC

Sun Alert
- http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2427
Last Updated: 2007-03-11 16:24:28 UTC


2007-03-12, 12:37

- http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2435
Last Updated: 2007-03-12 05:07:12 UTC ~ "It appears that there is problem with MS DST patch*... Regarding this patch problem more information can be found here**... Update: There is another fix/patch available for Windows-based applications that uses the TZ environment variable may not work as expected because of changes to DST. More information available following link ( http://support.microsoft.com/kb/932590/en-us )

* http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931836

** http://preview.tinyurl.com/255plu
Sunday, March 11, 2007 11:31 PM ~ "After applying 931836 time zone changes don’t take effect until you manually change the time zone. You may see systems that have successfully applied the Windows DST2007 hotfix 931836 but are still operating on old DST rules after March 11. Opening the Time/Date control panel applet and changing the time zone to a new time zone; hitting apply, and changing it back to the original time zone will often correct this problem..."


2007-03-13, 09:46
A bit late, but here it is anyway:

- http://isc.sans.org/diary.html?storyid=2435
Last Updated: 2007-03-13 00:11:44 UTC
"...Update: ...MS Mobile Update for DST patch, the patch is available here*."

Windows Mobile Updates for Daylight Saving Time
Brief Description: This is the Microsoft Mobile update to address DST related issues in 2007.
* http://preview.tinyurl.com/2zjr3j
"... Supported Operating Systems: Windows Mobile 2003 software for Pocket PCs; Windows Mobile 2003 software for Smartphone ; Windows Mobile 5.0 software for Pocket PC; Windows Mobile 5.0 software for Smartphone
Windows Mobile 2003 SW for Pocket PC.
Windows Mobile 2003 SW for Smartphone.
Windows Moblie 5.0 SW for Pocket PC.
Windows Mobile 5.0 SW for Smartphone.
ActiveSync ver 4.5 ..."