How to check whether a PHP release is a Security Fix
It is not immediately obvious whether or not the latest release of PHP is a Security Fix when you read the Change Log for any given release of PHP.
It is however possible to quickly check whether the release is a BUG FIX or a SECURITY FIX when you visit the Release Announcement page for any one release.
Example PHP announcement
- PHP 7.2.16 - a security fix.
But what about the next release, and the one after that?
Simply visit one of the above links and change the digits.
Example: change 7.2.16 to 7.2.17 and so on.