PHP closes book on PHP 4; Delivers final patch

Summary:The PHP Group has issued its final patch for its open source scripting language.In July, PHP said it would pull the plug on PHP 4.

The PHP Group has issued its final patch for its open source scripting language.

In July, PHP said it would pull the plug on PHP 4. With PHP 4.4.8, PHP delivers patches for multiple flaws that can bypass restrictions. Here's what PHP had to say:

This release wraps up all the outstanding patches for the PHP 4.4 series, and is therefore the last normal PHP 4.4 release. If necessary, releases to address security issues could be made until 2008-08-08.

The update is described as moderately critical according to Secunia.

Via Ryan Naraine.

Topics: Software Development

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