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Why You Should Be Careful With the MySQL FILE Privilege (Doc ID 1023921.1)

Last updated on MARCH 31, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 4.0 and later
All Platforms

Purpose

The MySQL FILE privilege is a powerful privilege. You can read and even write files on the servers host with it. This makes this privilege fragile for data robbery or even worse intrusion of some malicious activities.

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