The next round of Windows updates coming this month (today or tomorrow) will involve patching of the kernel to close up some known security holes. More information can be found on this webpage
|On Thursday, Microsoft announced that next week's monthly security update will feature a record-tying 17 bulletins that patch a record 64 vulnerabilities, 15 more than the previous largest-ever set in October 2010.
While Microsoft does not reveal much information about the upcoming updates in its advance notifications, the sheer number of critical bulletins that affect Windows -- nine altogether, more than half the total -- likely means that at least one affects the kernel, said Andrew Storms, director of security operations at nCircle Security.
"Although there's not enough to go on from the advance notification, I think one or more kernel patches is a pretty darn good possibility," said Storms. "They've had their problems with the kernel lately."
I'm not an expert user. Will this impact the new security feature of Sandboxie? I can imagine that, at best, this might render the new security feature inoperable. At worst, if Microsoft tweaks PatchGuard, if could cause systems running the new security feature of Sandboxie to BSOD on startup.