FreeBSD X.Org libXfont BDF Privilege Escalation Exploit

The bdfReadCharacters() function in the libXfont component of X.Org is prone to a stack-based buffer overflow vulnerability when parsing a specially crafted BDF font file. This vulnerability can be exploited by a local unprivileged attacker to gain root privileges.
Exploit type: 
Platform: 
Vulnerabilty ID: 
CVE-2013-6462
Product Version: 
2014_R1
Released Date: 
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 00:00