vfs: add restrictions to read(2) of a directory [2/2]
This commit adds the priv(9) that waters down the sysctl to make it only
allow read(2) of a dirfd by the system root. Jailed root is not allowed, but
jail policy and superuser policy will abstain from allowing/denying it so
that a MAC module can fully control the policy.
Such a MAC module has been written, and can be found at:
It is expected that the MAC module won't be needed by many, as most only
need to do such diagnostics that require this behavior as system root
anyways. Interested parties are welcome to grab the MAC module above and
create a port or locally integrate it, and with enough support it could see
introduction to base. As noted in mac_read_dir.c, it is released under the
BSD 2 clause license and allows the restrictions to be lifted for only
jailed root or for all unprivileged users.