Preface: Some organizations that use MySQL include GitHub, US Navy, NASA, Tesla, Netflix, WeChat, Facebook, Zendesk, Twitter, Zappos, YouTube,…etc
Background: Technology writer Ionut Ilascu alert that there is command in MySQL server could be use for steal the personal and web server data without a high level evasion technique.
Security Issues with LOAD DATA LOCAL on MySQL DB server side:
Such a server could access any file on the client host to which the client user has read access.
Security Issues with LOAD DATA LOCAL on web server side:
In a Web environment where the clients are connecting from a Web server, a user could use LOAD DATA LOCAL to read any files that the Web server process has read access to.
Sounds scary. Should you have interest of this topic, please refer below url: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/8.0/en/load-data-local.html