Released on 15 Aug 2013
Project description.
PHP is a popular general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited to web development
PHP 5.5.2 Changelog
  • Core:
    • Fixed bug #65372 (Segfault in gc_zval_possible_root when return reference fails).
    • Fixed value of FILTER_SANITIZE_FULL_SPECIAL_CHARS constant (previously was erroneously set to FILTER_SANITIZE_SPECIAL_CHARS value).
    • Fixed bug #65304 (Use of max int in array_sum).
    • Fixed bug #65291 (get_defined_constants() causes PHP to crash in a very limited case).
    • Fixed bug #62691 (solaris sed has no -i switch).
    • Fixed bug #61345 (CGI mode - make install don't work).
    • Fixed bug #61268 (--enable-dtrace leads make to clobber Zend/zend_dtrace.d).
  • DOM:
    • Added flags option to DOMDocument::schemaValidate() and DOMDocument::schemaValidateSource(). Added LIBXML_SCHEMA_CREATE flag.
  • OPcache:
    • Added opcache.restrict_api configuration directive that may limit usage of OPcahce API functions only to patricular script(s).
    • Added support for glob symbols in blacklist entries (?, *, **).
    • Fixed bug #65338 (Enabling both php_opcache and php_wincache AVs on shutdown).
  • Openssl:
    • Fixed handling null bytes in subjectAltName (CVE-2013-4248).
  • PDO_mysql:
    • Fixed bug #65299 (pdo mysql parsing errors).
  • Phar:
    • Fixed bug #65028 (Phar::buildFromDirectory creates corrupt archives for some specific contents).
  • Pgsql:
    • Fixed bug #62978 (Disallow possible SQL injections with pg_select()/pg_update() /pg_delete()/pg_insert()).
    • Fixed bug #65336 (pg_escape_literal/identifier() silently returns false).
  • Sessions:
    • Implemented strict sessions RFC ( which protects against session fixation attacks and session collisions (CVE-2011-4718).
    • Fixed possible buffer overflow under Windows. Note: Not a security fix.
    • Changed session.auto_start to PHP_INI_PERDIR.
  • SOAP:
    • Fixed bug #65018 (SoapHeader problems with SoapServer).
  • SPL:
    • Fixed bug #65328 (Segfault when getting SplStack object Value).
    • Added RecursiveTreeIterator setPostfix and getPostifx methods.
    • Fixed bug #61697 (spl_autoload_functions returns lambda functions incorrectly).
  • Streams:
    • Fixed bug #65268 (select() implementation uses outdated tick API).