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.
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - 00:00