PHP is the most popular open source, rich featured and high level web application development language, which is supported by various databases and hosting servers. The PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) scripting language is widely used by developers for creating complex and high level web applications.
PHP has rich features and it can be embedded with the HTML in order to create more dynamic application for web. Recently, PHP has released the latest version of PHP 'PHP 5.4.23' that can be downloaded free of cost from the official website of PHP: www.php.net.
In the latest version, PHP have fixed 10 bugs including security issue in OpenSSL module (CVE-2013-6420). Every latest version of PHP aimed to enable PHP developers to create more dynamic web pages quickly and easily. The Hypertext Preprocessor or PHP is basically based upon the concept of Java, C, C++ and other object oriented programming languages.
PHP 5.4.23 Features
Apart from the ongoing features, PHP 5.4.23 features also includes features like Persistent Database Connections, Safe Mode, Command line usage, Garbage Collection and DTrace Dynamic Tracing etc.
All these PHP 5.4.23 features makes the PHP more secure and reliable scripting language.
Details of bugs fixed in the latest version of PHP 'PHP 5.4.23'.
Fixed bug #66094 (unregister_tick_function tries to cast a Closure to a string).
Fixed bug #65947 (basename is no more working after fgetcsv in certain situation).
Fixed whitespace part of #64874 ("json_decode handles whitespace and case-sensitivity incorrectly").
Fixed bug #66043 (Segfault calling bind_param() on mysqli).
Fixed bug #66124 (mysqli under mysqlnd loses precision when bind_param with 'i').
Fixed bug #66141 (mysqlnd quote function is wrong with NO_BACKSLASH_ESCAPES after failed query).
Fixed memory corruption in openssl_x509_parse() (CVE-2013-6420). (Stefan Esser).
Fixed bug #65946 (sql_parser permanently converts values bound to strings).