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Old 04-16-2009, 04:18 PM   #1
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non privileged user sessions close immediately after login.

while hardening a red hat enterprise 5 installation I have done something that causes the sessions of all user accounts except root to close immediately after authentication. in the /var/log/secure log file it will show three log entries per attempt:

<date/time><hostname> login: pam_unix(login:session): session opened for user fred by LOGIN(uid=0)

<date/time><hostname> login: LOGIN ON tty1 BY fred

<date/time><hostname> login: pam_unix(login:session): session closed for user fred

Since I did a number of things and have not been able to identify what caused this I am hoping that someone might have an idea of where I can look for possible culprits.
Old 04-16-2009, 04:48 PM   #2
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Login as root and check to see if you have adequate disk space remaining on all your partitions. I had this problem on a hardened gentoo box, the home partition filled up denying logins for everyone else but root.
Old 04-16-2009, 05:42 PM   #3
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Lots of space

Unfortunately, or fortunately I do have plenty of room on all of my partitions. Thanks for the suggestion though.



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