The PHP development team would like to announce the immediate availability of PHP 5.2.17.
This release resolves a critical issue, reported as PHP bug #53632, where conversions from string to double might cause the PHP interpreter to hang on systems using x87 FPU registers.
The problem is known to only affect x86 32-bit PHP processes, regardless of whether the system hosting PHP is 32-bit or 64-bit. You can test whether your system is affected by running this script from the command line.
All users of PHP are strongly advised to update to these versions immediately.
Security Enhancements and Fixes in PHP 5.2.17: