ChangeLog

Upcomming build:

[0.6.? / 5.46.6] - 2021-01-?

Added

  • added detection for waterfox.exe, Palemoon.exe and basilisk.exe firefox forks
  • added bluetooth API support, IPC port can be opened with "OpenBluetooth=y"
    -- this should resolve issues with many unity games hanging on startup for a long time
  • added enchanced RPC/IPC interface tracing

Changed

  • reduced sandman cpu usage a bit

Fixed

  • fixed old memory pool leak in the sbie drvier
  • fixed issue with item selection in the access restrictions ui
  • fixed updater crash in sbiectrl.exe
  • fixed issues wih RPC calls introduced in sbie 5.33.1
  • fixed recently broken terminate all command
  • fixed a coupel minor UI issues with Sandman UI
  • fixed IPC issue with windows 7 and 8 resulting in process termination

[0.6.0 / 5.46.5] - 2021-01-25

Added

  • added comfirmation prompts to terminate all commands
  • added window title to boxed process info
  • added winspy based sandboxed window finder
  • added option to view disabled boxes and double click on box to enable it

Changed

  • reset columns now resized them to fit the content, also "Reset Columns" can now be localized
  • modal windows are now centered to the parent
  • improved new box window

Fixed

  • fixed issues with window modality
  • fixed issues when main window was set to be always on top
  • fixed an driver issue with windows 10 insider build 21286
  • fixed issues with snapshot dialog
  • fixed an issue when writing to a path that aready exist in the napshot but not outside

[0.5.5 / 5.46.4] - 2021-01-17

Added

  • added "SandboxService=..." to force selected services to be started in the sandbox
  • added template clean-up functionality to plus UI
  • added internet prompt to now also allow internet access permanently
  • added browse button for box root folder in the SandMan UI
  • added explorer info message
  • added option to keep the sandman UI always on top
  • allow drag and drop file onto Sandman.exe to run it sandboxed
  • added start SandMan UI when a sandboxed application starts
  • recovery window can now list all files
  • added file counter to recovery window
  • when "NoAddProcessToJob=y" is specified, Chrome and related browsers now can fully use the job system
    -- Note: "NoAddProcessToJob=y" reduces the box isolation, but the affected functions are mostly covered by UIPI anyway
  • added optimized default column widths to Sbie view

Changed

  • updated templates (thanks isaak654)
  • when trying to take a snapshot of an empty sandbox a proper error message is displayed
  • new layout for the recovery window
  • Sbie view sorting is now case insensitive

Fixed

  • fixed issue child window closing terminating application when main was hidden
  • fixed issues with non modal windows
  • fixed issues connecting to driver in portable mode
  • fixed minor issues with snapshot window
  • fixed missing error message when attempting to create an already existing sandbox
  • fixed issue allowing to save setting when a sandbox was already deleted
  • fixed issues with disabled items in dark mode
  • fixed some dialogues not closing when pressing Esc
  • fixed tab stops on many windows

[0.5.4d / 5.46.3] - 2021-01-11

Changed

  • improved access tracing, removed redundant entries
  • OpenIpcPath=\BaseNamedObjects[CoreUI]-* is now hardcoded in the driver no need for the template entry
  • WindowsFontCache is now open by default
  • refactored some IPC code in the driver

Fixed

  • fixed issue allowing to bypass the registry isolation, present since Windows 10 Creators Update
  • fixed creation time not always being properly updated in the SandMan UI

[0.5.4c / 5.46.2] - 2021-01-10

Added

  • added "CallTrace=*" to log all system calls to the access log

Changed

  • improved IPC logging code
  • improved MSG_2101 logging

Fixed

  • fixed more issues with IPC tracing
  • fixed SBIE2101 issue with Chrome and derivatives

[0.5.4b / 5.46.1] - 2021-01-08

Added

  • added "RunServiceAsSystem=..." allows specific named services to be run as system

Changed

  • refactored some code around SCM access

Fixed

  • fixed a crash issue in SbieSvc.exe introduced with the last build
  • fixed issue with SandMan UI update check

Removed

  • removed "ProtectRpcSs=y" due to incompatibility with new isolation defaults

[0.5.4 / 5.46.0] - 2021-01-06

Added

  • Sandboxie now strips particularly problematic privileges from sandboxed system tokens
    -- with those a process could attempt to bypass the sandbox isolation (thanks Diversenok)
    -- old legacy behaviour can be enabled with "StripSystemPrivileges=n" (absolutely NOT Recommended)
  • added new isolation options "ClosePrintSpooler=y" and "OpenSmartCard=n"
    -- those resources are open by default but for a hardened box it’s desired to close them
  • added print spooler filter to prevent printers from being set up outside the sandbox
    -- the filter can be disabled with "OpenPrintSpooler=y"
  • added overwrite prompt when recovering an already existing file
  • added "StartProgram=", "StartService=" and "AutoExec=" options to the SandMan UI
  • added more compatibility templates (thanks isaak654)

Changed

  • Changed Emulated SCM behaviour, boxed services are no longer by default started as boxed system
    -- use "RunServicesAsSystem=y" to enable the old legacy behaviour
    -- Note: sandboxed services with a system token are still sandboxed and restricted
    -- However not granting them a system token in the first place removes possible exploit vectors
    -- Note: this option is not compatible with "ProtectRpcSs=y" and takes precedence!
  • Reworked dynamic IPC port handling
  • Improved Resource Monitor status strings

Fixed

  • fixed a critical issue that allowed to create processes outside the sandbox (thanks Diversenok)
  • fixed issues with dynamic IPC port handling that allowed to bypass IPC isolation
  • fixed issue with IPC tracing
  • fixed CVE-2019-13502 "\RPC Control\LSARPC_ENDPOINT" is now filtered by the driver (thanks Diversenok)
    -- this allowed some system options to be changed, to disable filtering use "OpenLsaEndpoint=y"
  • fixed hooking issues SBIE2303 with Chrome, Edge and possibly others
  • fixed failed check for running processes when performing snapshot operations
  • fixed some box option checkboxes were not properly initialized
  • fixed unavailable options are not properly disabled when SandMan is not connected to the driver
  • fixed MSI installer issue, not being able to create "C:\Config.msi" folder on Windows 20H2
  • added missing localization to generic list commands
  • fixed issue with "iconcache_*" when running sandboxed explorer
  • fixed more issues with groups

[0.5.3b / 5.45.2] - 2021-01-02

Added

  • added settings for the portable boxed root folder option
  • added process name to resource log
  • added command line column to the process view in the SandMan UI

Fixed

  • fixed a few issues with group handling
  • fixed issue with GetRawInputDeviceInfo when running a 32 bit program on a 64 bit system
  • fixed issue when pressing apply in the "Resource Access" tab; the last edited value was not always applied
  • fixed issue merging entries in resource access monitor

[0.5.3a / 5.45.2] - 2020-12-29

Added

  • added prompt to choose if links in the SandMan UI should be opened in a sandboxed or unsandboxed browser
  • added more recovery options
  • added "ClosedClsid=" to block COM objects from being used when they cause compatibility issues
  • added "ClsidTrace=*" option to trace COM usage
  • added "ClosedRT=" option to block access to problematic Windows RT interfaces
  • added option to make a link for any selected process to SandMan UI
  • added option to reset all hidden messages
  • added more process presets "force program" and "allow internet access"
  • added "SpecialImage=chrome,some_electron_app.exe" option to Sandboxie.ini, valid image types "chrome", "firefox"
    -- with this option you can enable special hardcoded workarounds to new obscure forks of those browsers
  • added German translation (thanks bastik-1001) to the SandMan UI
  • added Russian translation (thanks lufog) to the SandMan UI
  • added Portuguese translation (thanks JNylson ) to the SandMan UI

Changed

  • changed docs and update URLs to the new sandboxie-plus.com domain
  • greatly improved the setup script (thanks mpheath)
  • "OpenClsid=" and "ClosedClsid=" now support specifying a program or group name
  • by default, when started in portable mode, the sandbox folder will be located in the parent directory of the Sandboxie instance

Fixed

  • grouping menu not fully working in the new SandMan UI
  • fixed not being able to set quick recovery in SandMan UI
  • fixed resource leak when loading process icons in SandMan UI
  • fixed issue with OpenToken debug options
  • fixed Chrome crashing on websites that cause the invocation of "FindAppUriHandlersAsync"
  • fixed issue connecting to the driver when starting in portable mode
  • fixed missing template setup when creating new boxes

removed

  • removed obsolete "OpenDefaultClsid=n" use "ClosedClsid=" with the appropriate values instead
  • removed suspend/resume menu entry, pooling that state wastes substantial CPU cycles; use task explorer for that functionality

[0.5.2a / 5.45.1] - 2020-12-23

Fixed

  • fixed translation support in the SandMan UI
  • fixed sandboxed explorer issue
  • fixed simplified Chinese localization

[0.5.2 / 5.45.1] - 2020-12-23

Added

  • added advanced new box creation dialogue to SandMan UI
  • added show/hide tray context menu entry
  • added refresh button to file recovery dialogue
  • added mechanism to load icons from {install-dir}/Icons/{icon}.png for UI customization
  • added tray indicator to show disabled forced program status in the SandMan UI
  • added program name suggestions to box options in SandMan UI
  • added saving of column sizes in the options window

Changed

  • reorganized the advanced box options a bit
  • changed icons (thanks Valinwolf for picking the new ones)
  • updated Template.ini (thanks isaak654)
  • increased max value for disable forced process time in SandMan UI

Fixed

  • fixed BSOD introduced in 5.45.0 when using Windows 10 "core isolation"
  • fixed minor issue with lingering/leader processes
  • fixed menu issue in SandMan UI
  • fixed issue with stop behaviour page in SandMan UI
  • fixed issue with Plus installer not displaying kmdutil window
  • fixed SandMan UI saving UI settings on Windows shutdown
  • fixed issue with Plus installer autorun
  • fixed issue with legacy installer not removing all files
  • fixed a driver compatibility issue with Windows 20H1 and later
    -- this solves "stop pending", LINE messenger hanging and other issues...
  • fixed quick recovery issue in SbieCtrl.exe introduced in 5.45.0
  • fixed issue advanced hide process settings not saving
  • fixed some typos in the UI (thanks isaak654)
  • fixed issue with GetRawInputDeviceInfo failing when boxed processes are put in a job object
    -- this fix resolves issues with CP2077 and other games not getting keyboard input (thanks Rostok)
  • fixed failing ClipCursor won't longer span the message log
  • fixed issue with adding recovery folders in SandMan UI
  • fixed issue with Office 2019 template when using a non-default Sbie install location
  • fixed issue setting last access attribute on sandboxed folders
  • fixed issue with process start signal

[0.5.1 / 5.45.0] - 2020-12-12

Added

  • added simple view mode

Changed

  • updated SandMan UI to use Qt5.15.1

Fixed

  • fixed crash issue with progress dialogue
  • fixed progress dialogue cancel button not working for update checker
  • fixed issue around NtQueryDirectoryFile when deleting sandbox content
  • fixed dark theme in the notification window
  • fixed issue with disable force programs tray menu

[0.5.0 / 5.45.0] - 2020-12-06

Added

  • added new notification window
  • added user interactive control mechanism when using the new SandMan UI
    -- when a file exceeds the copy limit instead of failing, the user is prompted if the file should be copied or not
    -- when internet access is blocked it now can be exempted in real time by the user
  • added missing file recovery and auto/quick recovery functionality
  • added silent MSG_1399 boxed process start notification to keep track of short lived boxed processes
  • added ability to prevent system wide process starts, Sandboxie can now instead of just alerting also block processed on the alert list
    -- set "StartRunAlertDenied=y" to enable process blocking
  • the process start alert/block mechanism can now also handle folders use "AlertFolder=..."
  • added ability to merge snapshots
  • added icons to the sandbox context menu in the new UI
  • added more advanced options to the sandbox options window
  • added file migration progress indicator
  • added more run commands and custom run commands per sandbox
    -- the box settings users can now specify programs to be available from the box run menu
    -- also processes can be pinned to that list from the presets menu
  • added more Windows 10 specific template presets
  • added ability to create desktop shortcuts to sandboxed items
  • added icons to box option tabs
  • added box grouping
  • added new debug option "DebugTrace=y" to log debug output to the trace log
  • added check for updates to the new SandMan UI
  • added check for updates to the legacy SbieCtrl UI

Changed

  • File migration limit can now be disabled by specifying "CopyLimitKb=-1"
  • improved and refactored message logging mechanism, reducing memory usage by factor of 2
  • terminated boxed processes are now kept listed for a couple of seconds
  • reworked sandbox deletion mechanism of the new UI
  • restructured sandbox options window
  • SbieDLL.dll can now be compiled with an up to date ntdll.lib (Thanks to TechLord from Team-IRA for help)
  • improved automated driver self repair

Fixed

  • fixed issues migrating files > 4GB
  • fixed an issue that would allow a malicious application to bypass the internet blockade
  • fixed issue when logging messages from a non-sandboxed process, added process_id parameter to API_LOG_MESSAGE_ARGS
  • fixed issues with localization
  • fixed issue using file recovery in legacy UI SbieCtrl.exe when "SeparateUserFolders=n" is set
  • when a program is blocked from starting due to restrictions no redundant messages are issues anymore
  • fixed UI not properly displaying async errors
  • fixed issues when a snapshot operation failed
  • fixed some special cases of IpcPath and WinClass in the new UI
  • fixed driver issues with WHQL passing compatibility testing
  • fixed issues with classical installer

[0.4.5 / 5.44.1] - 2020-11-16

Added

  • added "Terminate all processes" and "disable forced programs" commands to tray menu in SandMan UI
  • program start restrictions settings now can be switched between a white list and a black list
    -- programs can be terminated and blacklisted from the context menu
  • added additional process context menu options, lingering and leader process can be now set from menu
  • added option to view template presets for any given box
  • added text filter to template view
  • added new compatibility templates:
    -- Windows 10 core UI component: OpenIpcPath=\BaseNamedObjects[CoreUI]-* solving issues with Chinese Input and Emojis
    -- Firefox Quantum, access to Windows’ FontCachePort for compatibility with Windows 7
  • added experimental debug option "OriginalToken=y" which lets sandboxed processes retain their original unrestricted token
    -- This option is comparable with "OpenToken=y" and is intended only for testing and debugging, it BREAKS most SECURITY guarantees (!)
  • added debug option "NoSandboxieDesktop=y" it disables the desktop proxy mechanism
    -- Note: without an unrestricted token with this option applications won't be able to start
  • added debug option "NoSysCallHooks=y" it disables the sys call processing by the driver
    -- Note: without an unrestricted token with this option applications won't be able to start
  • added ability to record verbose access traces to the resource monitor
    -- use ini options "FileTrace=", "PipeTrace=", "KeyTrace=", "IpcTrace=", "GuiTrace=" to record all events
    -- replace "
    " to log only: "A" - allowed, "D" - denied, or "I" - ignore events
  • added ability to record debug output strings to the resource monitor,
    -- use ini option DebugTrace=y to enable

Changed

  • AppUserModelID sting no longer contains Sandboxie version string
  • now by default Sbie's application manifest hack is disabled, as it causes problems with version checking on Windows 10
    -- to enable old behaviour add "PreferExternalManifest=y" to the global or the box specific ini section
  • the resource log mechanism can now handle multiple strings to reduce on string copy operations

Fixed

  • fixed issue with disabling some restriction settings failed
  • fixed disabling of internet block from the presets menu sometimes failed
  • the software compatibility list in the SandMan UI now shows the proper template names
  • fixed use of freed memory in the driver
  • replaced swprintf with snwprintf to prevent potential buffer overflow in SbieDll.dll
  • fixed bad list performance with resource log and API log in SandMan UI

[0.4.4 / 5.44.0] - 2020-11-03

Added

  • added SbieLdr (experimental)

Changed

  • moved code injection mechanism from SbieSvc to SbieDll
  • moved function hooking mechanism from SbieDrv to SbieDll
  • introduced a new driverless method to resolve wow64 ntdll base address

removed

  • removed support for Windows Vista x64

[0.4.3 / 5.43.7] - 2020-11-03

Added

  • added disable forced programs menu command to the SandMan UI

Fixed

  • fixed file rename bug introduced with an earlier driver verifier fix
  • fixed issue saving access lists
  • fixed issue with program groups parsing in the SandMan UI
  • fixed issue with internet access restriction options
  • fixed issue deleting sandbox when located on a drive directly

[0.4.2 / 5.43.6] - 2020-10-10

Added

  • added explore box content menu option

Fixed

  • fixed thread handle leak in SbieSvc and other components
  • msedge.exe is now categorized as a Chromium derivate
  • fixed Chrome 86+ compatibility bug with Chrome's own sandbox

[0.4.1 / 5.43.5] - 2020-09-12

Added

  • added core version compatibility check to SandMan UI
  • added shell integration options to SbiePlus

Changed

  • SbieCtrl does not longer auto show the tutorial on first start
  • when hooking, the to the trampoline migrated section of the original function is no longer noped out
    -- it caused issues with unity games, will be investigated and re enabled later

Fixed

  • fixed colour issue with vertical tabs in dark mode
  • fixed wrong path separators when adding new forced folders
  • fixed directory listing bug introduced in 5.43
  • fixed issues with settings window when not being connected to driver
  • fixed issue when starting SandMan UI as admin
  • fixed auto content delete not working with SandMan UI

[0.4.0 / 5.43] - 2020-09-05

Added

  • added a proper custom installer to the Plus release
  • added sandbox snapshot functionality to Sbie core
    -- filesystem is saved incrementally, the snapshots built upon each other
    -- each snapshot gets a full copy of the box registry for now
    -- each snapshot can have multiple children snapshots
  • added access status to resource monitor
  • added setting to change border width
  • added snapshot manager UI to SandMan
  • added template to enable authentication with an Yubikey or comparable 2FA device
  • added UI for program alert
  • added software compatibility options to the UI

Changed

  • SandMan UI now handles deletion of sandbox content on its own
  • no longer adding redundant resource accesses as new events

Fixed

  • fixed issues when hooking functions from delay loaded libraries
  • fixed issues when hooking an already hooked function
  • fixed issues with the new box settings editor

Removed

  • removes deprecated workaround in the hooking mechanism for an obsolete anti-malware product

[0.3.5 / 5.42.1] - 2020-07-19

Added

  • Added settings window
  • added translation support
  • added dark theme
  • added auto start option
  • added sandbox options
  • added debug option "NoAddProcessToJob=y"

Changed

  • improved empty sandbox tray icon
  • improved message parsing
  • updated homepage links

Fixed

  • fixed ini issue with SandMan.exe when renaming sandboxes
  • fixed ini auto reload bug introduced in the last build
  • fixed issue when hooking delayed loaded libraries

[0.3 / 5.42] - 2020-07-04

Added

  • API_QUERY_PROCESS_INFO can be now used to get the original process token of sandboxed processes
    -- Note: this capability is used by TaskExplorer to allow inspecting sandbox internal tokens
  • Added option "KeepTokenIntegrity=y" to make the Sbie token keep its initial integrity level (debug option)
    -- Note: Do NOT USE Debug Options if you don't know their security implications (!)
  • Added process id to log messages very useful for debugging
  • Added finder to resource log
  • Added option to hide host processes "HideHostProcess=[name]"
    -- Note: Sbie hides by default processes from other boxes, this behaviour can now be controlled with "HideOtherBoxes=n"
  • Sandboxed RpcSs and DcomLaunch can now be run as system with the option "ProtectRpcSs=y" however this breaks sandboxed explorer and other
  • Built In Clsid whitelist can now be disabled with "OpenDefaultClsid=n"
  • Processes can be now terminated with the del key, and require a confirmation
  • Added sandboxed window border display to SandMan.exe
  • Added notification for Sbie log messages
  • Added Sandbox Presets sub menu allowing to quickly change some settings
    -- Enable/Disable API logging, logapi_dll's are now distributed with SbiePlus
    -- And other: Drop admin rights; Block/Allow internet access; Block/Allow access to files on the network
  • Added more info to the sandbox status column
  • Added path column to SbieModel
  • Added info tooltips in SbieView

Changed

  • Reworked ApiLog, added PID and PID filter
  • Auto config reload on in change is now delayed by 500ms to not reload multiple times on incremental changes
  • Sandbox names now replace "_" with " " for display allowing to use names that are made of separated words

Fixed

  • added missing PreferExternalManifest initialization to portable mode
  • fixed permission issues with sandboxed system processes
    -- Note: you can use "ExposeBoxedSystem=y" for the old behaviour (debug option)
  • fixed missing SCM access check for sandboxed services
    -- Note: to disable the access check use "UnrestrictedSCM=y" (debug option)
  • fixed missing initialization in service server that caused sandboxed programs to crash when querying service status
  • fixed many bugs that caused the SbieDrv.sys to BSOD when run with MSFT Driver Verifier active
    -- 0xF6 in GetThreadTokenOwnerPid and File_Api_Rename
    -- missing non optional parameter for FltGetFileNameInformation in File_PreOperation
    -- 0xE3 in Key_StoreValue and Key_PreDataInject

[0.2.2 / 5.41.2] - 2020-06-19

Added

  • added option SeparateUserFolders=n to no longer have the user profile files stored separately in the sandbox
  • added SandboxieLogon=y it makes processes run under the SID of the "Sandboxie" user instead of the Anonymous user
    -- Note: the global option AllowSandboxieLogon=y must be enabled, the "Sandboxie" user account must be manually created first and the driver reloaded, else process start will fail
  • improved debugging around process creation errors in the driver

Fixed

  • fixed some log messages going lost after driver reload
  • found a workable fix for the MSI installer issue, see Proc_CreateProcessInternalW_RS5

[0.2.1 / 5.41.1] - 2020-06-18

Added

  • added different sandbox icons for different types
    -- Red LogAPI/BSA enabled
    -- More to come 😀
  • Added progress window for async operations that take time
  • added DPI awareness
  • the driver file is now obfuscated to avoid false positives
  • additional debug options to Sandboxie.ini OpenToken=y that combines UnrestrictedToken=y and UnfilteredToken=y
    -- Note: using these options weakens the sandboxing, they are intended for debugging and may be used for better application virtualization later

Changed

  • SbieDll.dll when processing InjectDll now looks in the SbieHome folder for the DLLs if the entered path starts with a backslash
    -- i.e. "InjectDll=\LogAPI\i386\logapi32v.dll" or "InjectDll64=\LogAPI\amd64\logapi64v.dll"

Fixed

  • IniWatcher did not work in portable mode
  • service path fix broke other services, now properly fixed, maybe
  • found workaround for the MSI installer issue

[0.2 / 5.41.0] - 2020-06-08

Added

  • IniWatcher, no more clicking reload, the ini is now reloaded automatically every time it changes
  • Added Maintenance menu to the Sandbox menu, allowing to install/uninstall and start/stop Sandboxie driver, service
  • SandMan.exe now is packed with Sbie files and when no Sbie is installed acts as a portable installation
  • Added option to clean up logs

Changed

  • Sbie driver now first checks the home path for the Sbie ini before checking SystemRoot

Fixed

  • Fixed a resource leak when running sandboxed
  • Fixed issue boxed services not starting when the path contained a space
  • NtQueryInformationProcess now returns the proper sandboxed path for sandboxed processes

[0.1 / 5.40.2] - 2020-06-01

Added

  • Created a new Qt based UI names SandMan (Sandboxie Manager)
  • Resource monitor now shows the PID
  • Added basic API call log using updated BSA LogApiDll

Changed

  • reworked resource monitor to work with multiple event consumers
  • reworked log to work with multiple event consumers

[5.40.1] - 2020-04-10

Added

  • "Other" type for the Resource Access Monitor
    -- added call to StartService to the logged Resources

Fixed

  • fixed "Windows Installer Service could not be accessed" that got introduced with Windows 1903

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