Sandboxie and partition table

Discussion in 'sandboxing & virtualization' started by lunarlander, Oct 18, 2012.

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  1. lunarlander

    lunarlander Registered Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I am wondering if Sandboxie can stop an attacker from attacking one's partition table.
     
  2. BrandiCandi

    BrandiCandi Guest

    Huh. As the partition table is outside of the OS, I can't imagine how sandboxie specifically could control it at all.
     
  3. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    From the testing I did a while back I would suspect it does. I tested with software that attacked the MBR and running it thru Sandboxie it couldn't touch the MBR, so I suspect the partition table was also intact.

    Pete
     
  4. Cruise

    Cruise Registered Member

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    Straight from the horse's (tzuk's) mouth - when asked (in the Sandboxie Forums): will any and all attempts by malicious software to write to the MBR/Partition Table/Boot Sector also end up in the sandbox?
     
    Last edited: Oct 21, 2012
  5. BrandiCandi

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    Oh derp. I was thinking you wanted to sandbox the partition table. Yeah, Sandboxie would prevent a program running inside of it from writing to the partition table or anywhere else that you don't specifically allow.
     
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