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User Account Is Locked After Only Mistyping Password Once With sshd Authentication (Doc ID 1989029.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 5.0 and later
x86
Linux x86-64

Symptoms

When any user account password is typed wrong once, sshd does not allow the user login even after typing correct password on the second attempt.

 

/var/log/secure shows followings:



Mar  4 20:24:51 sshd[125221]: pam_tally2(sshd:auth): user oracle (1001) has time limit [295s left] since last failure.
Mar  4 20:24:53 sshd[125221]: Failed password for oracle from x.x.x.x port 29388 ssh2
Mar  4 20:24:55 sshd[125229]: Connection closed by x.x.x.x
Mar  4 20:25:17 sshd[126126]: Connection from x.x.x.x port 29423
Mar  4 20:25:18 sshd[126126]: Failed publickey for root from x.x.x.x port 29423 ssh2
Mar  4 20:25:18 sshd[126126]: Failed publickey for root from x.x.x.x port 29423 ssh2
Mar  4 20:25:19 sshd[126126]: pam_unix(sshd:auth): authentication failure; logname= uid=0 euid=0 tty=ssh ruser= rhost=xxxxx.xxxxx.com  user=root
Mar  4 20:25:21 sshd[126126]: Failed password for root from x.x.x.x port 29423 ssh2
Mar  4 20:25:25 sshd[126126]: pam_tally2(sshd:auth): user root (0) has time limit [294s left] since last failure.
Mar  4 20:25:27 sshd[126126]: Failed password for root from x.x.x.x port 29423 ssh2
Mar  4 20:28:52 crontab: pam_unix(crond:account): expired password for user orarom (password aged)

Changes

Configure sshd to block users form failed login attempts using pam_tally2.so

Cause

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