crond FAILED to open PAM security session (Permission denied)

st_bach

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Hi,

Yesterday, I noticed that cron Jobs stopped working.

/var/log/cron logs:

crond[13653]: (root) FAILED to open PAM security session (Permission denied)
crond[13860]: (root) PAM ERROR (Permission denied)
crond[13861]: (myuser) PAM ERROR (Permission denied)
crond[13861]: (myuser) FAILED to open PAM security session (Permission denied)

/var/log/secure logs:

crond[15477]: PAM (crond) illegal module type: lcredit=-1
crond[15477]: PAM (crond) no control flag supplied
crond[15477]: PAM (crond) no module name supplied

I tried every solution I found online but nothing worked, including:
  • changed password
  • checked if password is not expired
  • amended /etc/security/access.conf
  • disabled SELinux
  • check cron.allow and cron.deny

Manually cron jobs works, I haven't changed anything recently. Although cpanel/WHM was updated automatically recently.


Thanks