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What’s new in PHP 5.4.9 (changelog)

PHP 5.4.9 final will be released on Thursday November 22nd, 2012

PHP 5.4 runs WordPress roughly 10% faster than PHP 5.3 and uses 30% less memory.

However suhosin unfortunately is not available yet for PHP 5.4

Here are the important bug fixes in PHP 5.4.9 (vs 5.4.8)

- Core:
. Fixed bug #63305 (zend_mm_heap corrupted with traits). (Dmitry, Laruence)
. Fixed bug #63369 ((un)serialize() leaves dangling pointers, causes crashes).
(Tony, Andrew Sitnikov)
. Fixed bug #63241 (PHP fails to open Windows deduplicated files).
(daniel dot stelter-gliese at innogames dot de)
. Fixed bug #62444 (Handle leak in is_readable on windows).
(krazyest at seznam dot cz)

- Curl:
. Fixed bug #63363 (Curl silently accepts boolean true for SSL_VERIFYHOST).
Patch by John Jawed GitHub PR #221 (Anthony)

- Fileinfo:
. Fixed bug #63248 (Load multiple magic files from a directory under Windows). (Anatoliy)

- Libxml
. Fixed bug #63389 (Missing context check on libxml_set_streams_context() causes memleak). (Laruence)

- Mbstring:
. Fixed bug #63447 (max_input_vars doesn’t filter variables when
mbstring.encoding_translation = On). (Laruence)

- OCI8:
. Fixed bug #63265 (Add ORA-00028 to the PHP_OCI_HANDLE_ERROR macro) (Chris Jones)

- PCRE:
. Fixed bug #63180 (Corruption of hash tables). (Dmitry)
. Fixed bug #63055 (Segfault in zend_gc with SF2 testsuite).
(Dmitry, Laruence)
. Fixed bug #63284 (Upgrade PCRE to 8.31). (Anatoliy)

- Phar:
. Fixed bug #63297 (Phar fails to write an openssl based signature). (Anatoliy)

- Reflection:
. Fixed bug #63399 (ReflectionClass::getTraitAliases() incorrectly resolves traitnames). (Laruence)

For previous fixes please see http://php.net/ChangeLog-5.php

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