Autonics DAQMaster 1.7.3 DQP Parsing Buffer Overflow Code Execution

Title: Autonics DAQMaster 1.7.3 DQP Parsing Buffer Overflow Code Execution
Advisory ID: ZSL-2016-5302
Type: Local/Remote
Impact: System Access, DoS
Risk: (4/5)
Release Date: 01.02.2016
DAQMaster is comprehensive device management program that can be used with Autonics thermometers, panel meters, pulse meters, and counters, etc and with Konics recorders, indicators. DAQMaster provides GUI control for easy and convenient management of parameters and multiple device data monitoring.
The vulnerability is caused due to a boundary error in the processing of a project file, which can be exploited to cause a buffer overflow when a user opens e.g. a specially crafted .DQP project file with a large array of bytes inserted in the 'Description' element. Successful exploitation could allow execution of arbitrary code on the affected machine.


(ee8.1ee8): Access violation - code c0000005 (first chance)
First chance exceptions are reported before any exception handling.
This exception may be expected and handled.
eax=41414141 ebx=57010748 ecx=02bb9a00 edx=00808080 esi=00000001 edi=00000001
eip=00405d45 esp=0018f59c ebp=0018f91c iopl=0 nv up ei pl nz na pe nc
cs=0023 ss=002b ds=002b es=002b fs=0053 gs=002b efl=00010206
00405d45 8b10 mov edx,dword ptr [eax] ds:002b:41414141=????????


Autonics Corporation -
Affected Version
1.7.3 (build 2454)
1.7.0 (build 2333)
1.5.0 (build 2117)
Tested On
Microsoft Windows 7 Professional SP1 (EN)
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (EN)
Vendor Status
[20.11.2015] Vulnerability discovered.
[26.11.2015] Contact with the vendor.
[31.01.2016] No response from the vendor.
[01.02.2016] Public security advisory released.
Vulnerability discovered by Gjoko Krstic - <>
[01.02.2016] - Initial release
[02.02.2016] - Added reference [2] and [3]
[05.02.2016] - Added reference [4]
Zero Science Lab