Updated oddjob packages which fix this bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The oddjob service runs specified privileged tasks for unprivileged client applications which communicate with it through the system message bus.
Previously, the oddjob daemon closed shared connections when it was stopped. Consequently oddjob crashed when shutting down because it incorrectly attempted to close its default connection to the system message bus. With this update, oddjob allows the connection to be closed implicitly when the process exits, avoiding the crash.
All users of oddjob are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fixes this bug.