libpam-shield - locks out remote attackers trying password guessing

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main amd64
Package name libpam-shield
Package version 0.9.2
Package release 3.3
Package architecture amd64
Package type deb
Installed size 130 B
Download size 23.44 KB
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In certain situations it is not possible to use host based
authentication and here pam-shield comes in use.
It locks out brute-force password crackers using null-route or iptables rules.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libpam-shield_0.9.2-3.3_i386.deb 0.9.2 i386 Debian Main
libpam-shield - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.2.5
libgdbm3 >= 1.8.3
libpam0g >=


Type URL
Binary Package libpam-shield_0.9.2-3.3_amd64.deb
Source Package pam-shield

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libpam-shield deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libpam-shield




2012-02-26 - Jonathan Niehof <>
pam-shield (0.9.2-3.3) unstable; urgency=high
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix CVE-2012-2350: block IPs when allow_missing_dns is no
(Closes: #658830).
2009-10-09 - Barry deFreese <>
pam-shield (0.9.2-3.2) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Update build-deps and patch to use automake-1.11. (Closes: #543024).
* Install INSTALL file. (Closes: #517050).
* Add install-sh to clean target in rules.
* Remove paths from commands in maintainer scripts.
* Add README.source for quilt patch system.
* Add Homepage field.
* Bump Standards Version to 3.8.3. (No changes needed).
2008-05-01 - Filippo Giunchedi <>
pam-shield (0.9.2-3.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Check for executable in cron file (Closes: #461574)
2007-12-19 - Mateusz Kaduk <>
pam-shield (0.9.2-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Checked against new debian-policy and changed to 3.7.3
* Fixed differnce between documentation and installed files
(Closes: #456759)
* Fixed suboptimal description wording (Closes: #456814)
* Fixed typo in the short description (Closes: #457043)
2007-12-05 - Mateusz Kaduk <>
pam-shield (0.9.2-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Added checking rhost for null pointer, 
as it caused segmentation fault.
2007-12-02 - Mateusz Kaduk <>
pam-shield (0.9.2-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release

See Also

Package Description
libpam-shishi_1.0.1-2_amd64.deb PAM module for Shishi Kerberos v5
libpam-slurm_2.3.4-2+b1_amd64.deb PAM module to authenticate using the SLURM resource manager
libpam-smbpass_3.6.6-6+deb7u7_amd64.deb pluggable authentication module for Samba
libpam-ssh_1.92-15_amd64.deb Authenticate using SSH keys
libpam-sss_1.8.4-2_amd64.deb Pam module for the System Security Services Daemon
libpam-systemd_44-11+deb7u4_amd64.deb system and service manager - PAM module
libpam-tacplus_1.3.6-1_amd64.deb PAM module for using TACACS+ as an authentication service
libpam-tmpdir_0.09_amd64.deb automatic per-user temporary directories
libpam-unix2_2.4.1-6_amd64.deb Blowfish-capable PAM module
libpam-usb_0.5.0-4_amd64.deb PAM module for authentication with removable USB block devices
libpam-winbind_3.6.6-6+deb7u7_amd64.deb Windows domain authentication integration plugin
libpam-yubico_2.12-1_amd64.deb two-factor password and YubiKey OTP PAM module
libpam0g-dev_1.1.3-7.1_amd64.deb Development files for PAM
libpam0g_1.1.3-7.1_amd64.deb Pluggable Authentication Modules library
libpam4j-java-doc_1.4-2_all.deb Documentation for Java binding for