"Unexpected EOF" SSL error when registering system to Satellite server

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  • cannot register systems to Satellite server
  • client error when trying to register:
        There was an SSL error: (-1, 'Unexpected EOF')
        A common cause of this error is the system time being incorrect. Verify that the time on this system is correct.
  • errors in /var/log/httpd/error_log on Satellite:
        child pid 7272 exit signal Segmentation fault (11)


  • Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite 5.4 only (No earlier or later versions are affected)
    • Affected package: PyPAM-0.5.0-3el5sat
  • PAM authentication for Satellite logins:
        # grep pam /etc/rhn/rhn.conf
        pam_auth_service = rhn-satellite
  • PAM Authentication is configured to use Active Directory as a backend.

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