stop "triggers" logout (from gnome-session?) without warning. Argument required but ignored?

Bug #1256262 reported by Páll Haraldsson
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-session (Ubuntu)
Fix Released
upstart (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

In shell:


Nothing (was a typo, meant to write top).

Fortunetly I didn't loose any data, but I would have if I would have had any unsaved files so this is at least a critical usablity issue if not a security vulnerability (Denial of Service vulnereabilty from authenticated user.. (myself)? Didn't check the box. shutdown requires sudo..).

Also (all?) other initctl commands affected:

start: Job is already running: gnome-session

man stop
start JOB [KEY=VALUE]...

stop JOB [KEY=VALUE]...

JOB should be required(?)

Just in case (not sure how to report/change "Affects"), using 13.10, upstart 1.10-0ubuntu7, but I guess older/newer versions are also affected..

Related branches

description: updated
summary: - stop "triggers" logout (from gnome-session?) without warning, argument
+ stop "triggers" logout (from gnome-session?) without warning. Argument
required but ignored?
description: updated
description: updated
Revision history for this message
James Hunt (jamesodhunt) wrote :

Problem is caused by UPSTART_JOB and UPSTART_INSTANCE still being set in the gnome-session environment.

affects: upstart → upstart (Ubuntu)
Changed in upstart (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
James Hunt (jamesodhunt)
Changed in gnome-session (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
James Hunt (jamesodhunt)
Changed in upstart (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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