April 27, H Security (International) PHP 5.4.1 and PHP 5.3.11 released. The PHP developers released the first update for PHP 5.4, the latest version oftheir popular scripting language, and an update to PHP 5.3, the older stable branch of the language. The developers said "All users of PHP are strongly encouraged to upgrade" to the new releases. PHP 5.4.1 has more than 20 bug fixes, including some related to security. One security bug concerned insufficient validating of the upload name, which then led to corrupted $_FILES indices. Another notable change was open_basedir checks being added to readline_write_history and readline_read_history. The PHP 5.3.11 update fixes nearly 60 bugs including correcting a regression in a previously applied security fix for the magic_quotes_gpc directive. A new debug info handler was also added to DOM objects, and the developers added support for version 2.4 of the Apache Web server.
Ali Loney, on April 27, 2012