Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command ('SQL Injection')
A vulnerability exists in gauge.php of AlienVault OSSIM and USM before 5.3.2 that allows an attacker to execute an arbitrary SQL query and retrieve database information or read local system files via MySQL's LOAD_FILE.
CWE-89 - SQL Injection
Structured Query Language (SQL) injection attacks are one of the most common types of vulnerabilities. They exploit weaknesses in vulnerable applications to gain unauthorized access to backend databases. This often occurs when an attacker enters unexpected SQL syntax in an input field. The resulting SQL statement behaves in the background in an unintended manner, which allows the possibility of unauthorized data retrieval, data modification, execution of database administration operations, and execution of commands on the operating system.