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Date: Wed, 15 Jan 2020 13:55:07 +0000
From: Marco Ivaldi <>
To: "" <>
Subject: CVE-2020-2696 - Local privilege escalation via CDE dtsession 

Dear Bugtraq,

Please find attached an advisory for the following vulnerability, fixed in Oracle's Critical Patch Update (CPU) of January 2020:

"A buffer overflow in the CheckMonitor() function in the Common Desktop Environment 2.3.1 and earlier and 1.6 and earlier, as distributed with Oracle Solaris 10 1/13 (Update 11) and earlier, allows local users to gain root privileges via a long palette name passed to dtsession in a malicious .Xdefaults file."

For further information, please refer to: 


Marco Ivaldi, Offensive Security Manager
CISSP, OSCP, QSA, ASV, OPSA, OPST, OWSE, LA27001, PRINCE2F S.r.l. con Socio Unico
Tel: +39 011 19016595 | Fax: +39 011 3246497

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