Please remove php5-auth-pam from quantal

Bug #798571 reported by Ole Wolf on 2011-06-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
php-auth-pam (Debian)
Fix Released
php-auth-pam (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: php5-auth-pam

According to the team working on the Horde application framework, php5-auth-pam is unmaintanied and was deprecated years ago. This means that the php5-auth-pam package should be considered a security vulnerability.

The package info at refers to the author's page at - however, that page is a 404 not found.

The Horde team suggests a package named "pam" instead of "auth-pam".

There are quite a few dependencies on php5-auth-pam, so it cannot readily be uninstalled and replaced by the appropriate PECL module.

Ole Wolf (ole.wolf) on 2011-06-17
visibility: private → public

Thanks for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but this appears to be a "regular" (non-security) bug. I have unmarked it as a security issue since this bug does not show evidence of allowing attackers to cross privilege boundaries nor directly cause loss of data/privacy. Please feel free to report any other bugs you may find.

security vulnerability: yes → no


Install the PECL version using "sudo pecl install pam" without removing php5-auth-pam. The build may require some build libraries to be installed, libpam0g-dev being one of them.

Then, remove the module in /etc/php5/conf.d/pam_auth.ini by prepending it with a ';' (semicolon, without quotes). Create a new file in the same directory named "pam.ini" with the contents: "" (without quotes). Restart the web server.

The above workaround may be overwritten whenever php5-pam-auth is updated, but since it appears to be unmaintained, this isn't likely to happen too often.

Ilya Barygin (randomaction) wrote :

Please remove this package from quantal:
* source: php-auth-pam
* binary: php5-auth-pam

No rdepends.

Removed from sid in March 2012, reference:

Changed in php-auth-pam (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Micah Gersten (micahg) on 2012-10-10
summary: - php5-auth-pam obsolete
+ Please remove php5-auth-pam from quantal
Dave Walker (davewalker) wrote :

horde3 seems to only Suggest this, so no firm rdepends. This looks fine to remove.


Dave Walker (davewalker) wrote :

Removing packages:
 php-auth-pam 0.4-10ubuntu1 in quantal
  php5-auth-pam 0.4-10ubuntu1 in quantal amd64
  php5-auth-pam 0.4-10ubuntu1 in quantal armel
  php5-auth-pam 0.4-10ubuntu1 in quantal armhf
  php5-auth-pam 0.4-10ubuntu1 in quantal i386
  php5-auth-pam 0.4-10ubuntu1 in quantal powerpc
Comment: LP: #798571 | Debian, RM: php-auth-pam -- RoReverseDependency; maintainer seems MIA; RC-buggy; abandoned upstream
1 package successfully removed.

Changed in php-auth-pam (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Changed in php-auth-pam (Debian):
status: Unknown → Fix Released
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