Bastille scripts locked out local console login, need local console login

Posted on 2007-10-09
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
Ran Bastille scripts on CentOS computer, selected "allow root yes" but cannot log into console now, as any user including root. When I try to login on the console port, it gives me the "warning prompt", then I type user name & password (not only root, tried others), and it just repeats with the "warning prompt" over and over. I looked at ALL the standard files for allowing console login, so this must be something specific that Bastille did. I also reloaded one computer WITHOUT Bastille (same image) and it works fine, if you run Bastille, it stops working.
Question by:ldorazio
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    Have you ran RevertBastille and then redone the configuration using InteractiveBastille and setting the option Should we restrict console access to a small group of user accounts? [N] to no until you can sort out the configuration??  Or alternatively lock it down manually after this?
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    Try login as a normal user and become root user by using "su -". Once your root you can undo the changes bastille changed i.e. edit /etc/securetty or you can use the bastille program to reverse the step.

    Accepted Solution

    Good ideas, but didn't help to resolve the issue. Appears to be problem between 32-bit and 64-bit OS, when Bastille scripts are installed.


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