What’s new in PHP 7.2.19

The PHP group announced the release of PHP 7.2.19 today on Twitter, among other places. This release is a security release and it’s recommended all users of PHP 7.2 upgrade.

This release contains important security fixes. One of the fixes that stands out is a JSON security fix, which fixes a use-after-free vulnerability. The JSON module is widely used in PHP, so it’s important that PHP systems get upgraded as soon as possible.

The full change log is located here. As usual, the PHP release manager, Sara Golemon has done an excellent job at documenting the important changes.

This release should be in the LaunchPad PPA soon. I will update this post with instructions on how to upgrade once I hear back from the maintainer of the PPA.