Holy moly. This is a bad one.
An update available for Fedora 9 and 10… breaks… a lot.
From Richard Hughes blog:
“Please don’t yet update DBus for CVE-2008-4311. It’s known to break PackageKit, cups, ConsoleKit, DeviceKit, DeviceKit-power, gdm, and system-config-services.”
Yep. You read that right. This minor update to DBus will, in effect, break some of the most vital pieces of your Fedora Linux desktop. Including Printing, GDM (aka “being able to log in”) and even your ability to do further automatic updates.
That’s right. This update breaks the ability to do further updates.
If you haven’t updated your Fedora install in the last few days… wait. At least until we get the official word that is particular update has been fixed or pulled from the repository. The fact that it is still sitting there after a few days is insane.
Thanks to JohnR from the Jupiter Broadcasting Forum for bringing this to my attention.