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CodeWeavers Combats GHOST with PitBull OS
PitBull Protects Sensitive Data

SAINT PAUL, Minn (February 26, 2015) — Reacting to the recent concern over the GHOST system vulnerability on Linux systems, CodeWeavers, Inc. announced that it is offering implementation and custom development services for the General Dynamics PitBull™ Trusted Operating System (OS), a Linux variant that can prevent damage from vulnerabilities such as GHOST.

The PitBull OS is a multilevel secure version for Red Hat Linux. PitBull’s system extensions securely label and compartmentalize all data on a system, delivering a high degree of trusted functionality and assurance. PitBull is used by military and financial institutions to protect sensitive data from both internal and external threats.

The GHOST system vulnerability allows unauthorized attackers to gain access to systems, including the underlying root or superuser account, and run arbitrary commands to compromise the entire system and its data. PitBull’s multilevel security prevents access to a system’s sensitive data. With the rising profile of security concerns, including the recent presidential initiatives focusing on and improving cybersecurity, the use of PitBull can help organizations safeguard sensitive data from the proliferation of vulnerabilities, including GHOST.

As a PitBull reseller, CodeWeavers offers a full array of related consulting services, including system installation and configuration, and custom application development. CodeWeavers can get PitBull running in your environment, and develop custom applications to support your business needs.

For more information on CodeWeavers PitBull Services, see

For more information on PitBull, see

About CodeWeavers

Founded in 1996, CodeWeavers is known for its development of Wine-related software and porting services. CodeWeavers is recognized as a leader in open-source technology, and maintains development offices in Minnesota, and around the world. The company is privately held. For more information about CodeWeavers, see, or follow us on Twitter @CodeWeavers or Facebook.

General Dynamics Mission Systems develops resilient mission systems and products for high value information and cyber platforms. For more information, visit and follow @GDMS on Twitter.

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Jon Parshall, CodeWeavers Inc.

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