Debian Security Advisory

DLA-1165-1 libpam4j -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
07 Nov 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 879001.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-12197.
More information:

It was discovered that libpam4j, a Java binding for, does not call pam_acct_mgmt(). As a consequence, the PAM account is not properly verified. Any user with a valid password but with deactivated or disabled account was able to log in.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 1.4-2+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libpam4j packages.

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