DBus Regressions Fixed by Canonical for Ubuntu OSes

On October 4th, in a security notice Canonical published details about DBus regressions affecting its Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Ubuntu 11.10, Ubuntu 11.04, Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 8.04 LTS operating systems.

According to Canonical, DBus could be made to run programs as an administrator. An update, USN-1576-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Dbus but caused a regression for certain services launched from the activation helper, and caused an unclean shutdown on upgrade.

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