Logins fail: ". . . libpkcs11: /usr/lib/security/pkcs11_softtoken_extra.so unexpected failure in ELF signature verification. System may have been tampered with" in /var/adm/messages (Doc ID 1377564.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 17, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 10 3/05 to 10 8/11 U10 [Release 10.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

No one can successfully login by rsh, ssh, or telnet; root can login on the system console.

Users are able to enter login and passwd but kicks them out with a permission error on their home directory. 

An error repeats in /var/adm/messages:

sshd[XXXX]: [ID XXXXX auth.error] libpkcs11: /usr/lib/security/pkcs11_softtoken_extra.so unexpected failure in ELF signature verification. System may have been tampered with. See cryptoadm(1M). Skipping this plug-in.


 

Cause

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