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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Advisory (ICSA-17-131-02) Satel Iberia SenNet Data Logger
and Electricity Meters
12 May 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: SenNet Data Logger and Electricity Meters
Operating System: Network Appliance
Impact/Access: Root Compromise -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-6048
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Satel Iberia SenNet Data Logger and Electricity Meters
Original release date: May 11, 2017
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CVSS v3 8.8
ATTENTION: Remotely exploitable/low skill level to exploit
Vendor: Satel Iberia
Equipment: SenNet Data Logger and Electricity Meters
Vulnerability: Command Injection
The following versions of SenNet Data Logger and Electricity Meters,
monitoring platforms, are affected:
SenNet Optimal DataLogger V5.37c-1.43c and prior,
SenNet Solar Datalogger V5.03-1.56a and prior, and
SenNet Multitask Meter V5.21a-1.18b and prior.
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow the attacker to gain
root privilege to run arbitrary commands and change system data.
Satel Iberia recommends that affected users upgrade to the latest version
available. The latest version can be obtained from Satel Iberia support at
email@example.com (link sends e-mail).
NCCIC/ICS-CERT recommends that users take defensive measures to minimize the
risk of exploitation of this vulnerability. Specifically, users should:
Minimize network exposure for all control system devices and/or systems,
and ensure that they are not accessible from the Internet.
Locate control system networks and remote devices behind firewalls, and
isolate them from the business network.
When remote access is required, use secure methods, such as Virtual
Private Networks (VPNs), recognizing that VPNs may have vulnerabilities and
should be updated to the most current version available. Also recognize that
VPN is only as secure as the connected devices.
ICS-CERT reminds organizations to perform proper impact analysis and risk
assessment prior to deploying defensive measures.
ICS-CERT also provides a section for control systems security recommended
practices on the ICS-CERT web page. Several recommended practices are
available for reading and download, including Improving Industrial Control
Systems Cybersecurity with Defense-in-Depth Strategies.
Additional mitigation guidance and recommended practices are publicly
available in the ICSCERT Technical Information Paper,
ICS-TIP-12-146-01B--Targeted Cyber Intrusion Detection and Mitigation
Strategies, that is available for download from the ICS-CERT web site.
Organizations observing any suspected malicious activity should follow their
established internal procedures and report their findings to ICS-CERT for
tracking and correlation against other incidents.
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.
COMMAND INJECTION CWE-77
Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could result in the attacker
breaking out of the jailed shell and gaining full access to the system.
CVE-2017-6048 has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score of
8.8 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is
Karn Ganeshan discovered this vulnerability.
Critical Infrastructure Sectors: Critical Manufacturing, Energy,
Countries/Areas Deployed: Americas and Europe
Company Headquarters Location: Spain
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