The new releases include several security fixes relating to the exif and fbsql extensions, as well as the unserialize(), swf_definepoly() and getimagesize() functions. There are also over 70 non-critical bug fixes. The PHP Dev Team says that all PHP users are “strongly encouraged to upgrade”.
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