TippingPoint Zero Day Initiative

(0Day) Proface GP-Pro EX D-Script Heap Buffer Overflow Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

ZDI-16-006: January 8th, 2016

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Affected Vendors

Affected Products

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Vulnerability Details

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on vulnerable installations of Proface GP-Pro EX. User interaction is required to exploit this vulnerability in that the target must visit a malicious page or open a malicious file.

The specific flaw exists within the handling of D-Script data by ParseAPI.dll. When processing a malformed file, it is possible to write D-Script data beyond the bounds of a heap buffer. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to execute arbitrary code under the context of the process.

Vendor Response

Proface states:

This vulnerability is being disclosed publicly without a patch in accordance with the ZDI 120 day deadline.

06/25/2015 - ZDI disclosed 4 cases to ICS-CERT
06/25/2015 - ICS-CERT acknowledged and provided the ZDI an ICS-VU#
10/03/2015 - ZDI asked for an update from ICS-CERT and reminded of the 10/23/2015 due date, asking if a short extension was needed
There was no reply but ZDI granted an extension for the cases.
12/09/2015 - ZDI wrote to ICS-CERT to ask the status and notify of the intent to 0-day the reports at EOY

-- Mitigation:

Given the stated purpose of Proface GP-Pro, and the nature of the vulnerability, the only salient mitigation strategy is to restrict interaction with the application to trusted files.

-- Vendor Response Link:


Disclosure Timeline

    2015-06-25 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
    2016-01-08 - Coordinated public release of advisory


This vulnerability was discovered by:
    Steven Seeley of Source Incite