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Security News, Business News - Sep 05, 2017
Title: OpenLDAP privilege escalation via PID file manipulationAuthor: Michael OrlitzkyFixedin:SummaryThe slapd daemon in all versions of OpenLDAP creates a PID file after dropping privileges to a non-root account. That may be exploitable by the non-root account to kill root processes, because any ro...
Security News, Business News - Sep 01, 2017
Title: MIMEDefang privilege escalation via PID file manipulationAuthor: Michael OrlitzkyFixedin: Version 2.81SummaryMIMEDefang 2.80 and earlier creates a PID file after dropping privileges to a non-root account. This is exploitable by that non-root account to kill root processes, because the init sc...
Security News, Business News - Aug 23, 2017
Title: UnrealIRCd privilege escalation via PID file manipulationAuthor: Michael OrlitzkyFixedin:SummaryUnrealIRCd (all versions) creates a PID file after dropping privileges to a non-root account. That may be exploitable by the non-root account to kill root processes, because any root script (for ex...
Security News, Business News - Aug 14, 2017
Title: Nagios core privilege escalation via PID file manipulation​Author: Michael OrlitzkyFixedin: commits 1b19734 and 3baffa7, version 4.3.3SummaryNagios 4.3.2 and earlier creates a PID file after dropping privileges to a non-root account. This is exploitable by that non-root account to kill root p...
Business News ( Baltimore, Maryland ) - Aug 03, 2017
 The staff of Metro Data, Inc. were excited to attend of launch of the Baltimore Cyber Range, and are proud to be members of their cybersec consortium.Maryland Governor Larry Hogan today joined Stephen Thomas, general manager of Cyberbit North America; Bruce Spector, CEO of Baltimore-based Elec...
Security News, Business News - Jul 30, 2017
Title: Tenshi privilege escalation via PID file manipulationAuthor: Michael OrlitzkyFixedin: commits 46b0148 and d0e7f28, version 0.16SummaryTenshi 0.15 and earlier creates a tenshi.pid file after dropping privileges to a non-root account. This is exploitable by that non-root account to kill root pr...
Security News, Business News - Jul 30, 2017
Title: Tinyproxy privilege escalation via PID file manipulation​Author: Michael OrlitzkyFixedin: commit 9acb0cbSummaryThe tinyproxy daemon creates its PID file after dropping privileges to a non-root user. That may be exploited (through init scripts or other management tools) by the unprivileged use...
Business News ( Hunt Valley, Maryland ) - May 24, 2017
May 24, 2017 - Hunt Valley, MarylandMetro Data, Inc. is proud to announce that we have been accepted as an Authorized Samsung SSD (Solid State Drive) Partner and are pleased to align ourselves with a global IT leader!We now have access to Samsung resources including: marketing collateral,...
Business News ( Hunt Valley, Maryland ) - May 19, 2017
The Baltimore Business Journal (BBJ) ranks Metro Data, Inc. as a top "Software Development" firm in the Baltimore region as published in the March 19, 2017 Newspaper.   The rankings were based on 2016 revenues in the Baltimore area.About the Baltimore Business Journal:The Baltimore Bu...
Business News ( Towson University ) - Apr 18, 2017
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -  Metro Data, Inc.'s Chief of Network Operations, Dr. Michael Orlitzky, will present a colloquium on Lyapunov rank in conic optimization at Towson University, Mathematics Department.Abstract: Many people are familiar with the classical linear programming problem (LP)...

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