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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
A vulnerability has been identified in i-SENS Inc. SmartLog
Diabetes Management Software
8 September 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Product: i-SENS Inc. SmartLog Diabetes Management Software
Operating System: Windows
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2017-13993
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i-SENS Inc. SmartLog Diabetes Management Software
Original release date: September 07, 2017
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Independent researcher Mark Cross has identified an uncontrolled search path
element vulnerability in i-SENS Inc. SmartLog Diabetes Management Software.
i-SENS has produced an update that mitigates this vulnerability. Mark Cross
has tested the update to validate that it resolves the vulnerability.
The following SmartLog Diabetes Management Software versions are affected:
SmartLog Diabetes Management Software, Version 2.4.0 and prior versions.
Exploitation of this vulnerability could allow an authorized local attacker to
execute arbitrary code on the target system.
i-SENS Inc. is a South Korea-based company that maintains offices in several
countries around the world, including the United States, China, Germany, Peru,
India, and Chile.
The affected product, SmartLog Diabetes Management Software, is software for
patients to track and monitor personal blood glucose levels by connecting
their blood glucose meters via USB to a computer. According to i-SENS Inc.,
SmartLog Diabetes Management Software is deployed across the Healthcare and
Public Health sector. i-SENS estimates that these products are distributed and
UNCONTROLLED SEARCH PATH OR ELEMENTa
An uncontrolled search path element vulnerability has been identified which
could be exploited by placing a specially crafted DLL file in the search path.
If the malicious DLL is loaded prior to the valid DLL, an attacker could
execute arbitrary code on the system. This vulnerability does not affect the
connected blood glucose monitor and would not impact delivery of therapy to
CVE-2017-13993b has been assigned to this vulnerability. A CVSS v3 base score
of 7.3 has been assigned; the CVSS vector string is
This vulnerability is not exploitable remotely and cannot be exploited without
user interaction. The exploit is only triggered when a local user runs the
vulnerable application and loads the specially crafted, malicious DLL file.
EXISTENCE OF EXPLOIT
No known public exploits specifically target this vulnerability.
An attacker with a low skill level could exploit this vulnerability.
i-SENS produced an update for the SmartLog Diabetes Management Software,
Version 2.4.1, which was released to the i-SENS website on September 1, 2017.
It can be found at the following location:
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3.Refer to Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attackse for more
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tracking and correlation against other incidents.
a. CWE-428: Uncontrolled Search Path or Element,
http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/428.html, web site last accessed
September 7, 2017.
b. NVD, http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2017-13993, NIST
uses this advisory to create the CVE web site report. This web site will be
active sometime after publication of this advisory.
c. CVSS Calculator,
web site last accessed September 7, 2017.
d. Recognizing and Avoiding Email Scams,
http://www.us-cert.gov/reading_room/emailscams_0905.pdf, web site last
accessed September 7, 2017.
e. National Cyber Alert System Cyber Security Tip ST04-014,
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/tips/ST04-014.html, web site last accessed
September 7, 2017.
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