How to check whether the latest PHP release is a Security Fix

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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.

At least, not to the lay person.

Example PHP Change Log: PHP 7.

It is however possible to quickly check whether the release is a:

  • bug fix, or
  • security fix

when you visit the Release Announcement page for any one release.

Example PHP Release Announcements

But what about the next release, and the one after that?

Visit a previous release's URL, change the numbers and refresh your browser.

For example, change


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