The pam_cracklib is a PAM module for password-quality checking used by various applications. With this update, the pam_cracklib module has been improved with additional password-quality checks. The pam_cracklib module now allows to check whether a new password contains the words from the GECOS field from entries in the "/etc/passwd" file. The GECOS field is used to store additional information about the user, such as the user's full name or a phone number, which could be used by an attacker for an attempt to crack the password. The pam_cracklib module now also allows to specify the maximum allowed number of consecutive characters of the same class (lowercase, uppercase, number and special characters) in a password.