GlobalLink is prone to multiple buffer-overflow vulnerabilities because it fails to properly bounds-check user-supplied data before copying it into an insufficiently sized memory buffer. An attacker can exploit these issues to execute arbitrary code within the context of application that invoked the ActiveX control (typically Internet Explorer). Failed exploit attempts will result in a denial-of-service condition. These issues affect GlobalLink 18.104.22.168 beta and 22.214.171.124; other versions may also be affected.
Run all software as a nonprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Ensure that all nonadministrative tasks, such as browsing the web and reading email, are performed as an unprivileged user with minimal access rights.
Do not follow links provided by unknown or untrusted sources.
To reduce the likelihood of successful exploits, never visit sites of questionable integrity or follow links provided by unfamiliar or untrusted sources.
Set web browser security to disable the execution of script code or active content.
Disabling scripting and active content in the Internet Zone may limit exposure to these and other vulnerabilities.
Currently we are not aware of any vendor-supplied patches for these issues. If you feel we are in error or if you are aware of more recent information, please mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.