Receiving error "unable to get valid context for root" upon login even with SELINUX=disabled

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Users unable to login to the system
  • Root user unable to login to the system
  • Issue cannot be fixed by disabling SELinux in configuration
  • Messages similar to the following appear in logs:

    Oct  4 08:17:34 <hostname> sshd[<PID>]: pam_selinux(sshd:session): Unable to get valid context for root
    Oct  4 08:17:34 <hostname> sshd[<PID>]: error: ssh_selinux_setup_pty: security_compute_relabel: Invalid argument
    Oct  4 08:27:24 <hostname> login: pam_selinux(login:session): Unable to get valid context for root
    

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

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