PHP 8.3.4: Downloads, Changelog, News

Release Information

Release
8.3.4
PHP Version
PHP 8.3
Release Date
Release Type
Bug Fix Release
Release Status
Use PHP 8.3.8 instead
Branch Status
Supported (Latest)

PHP 8.3.4 is an old release of PHP 8.3 series. Using the latest version PHP 8.3.8 is highly recommended.
PHP 8.3 continues to receive bug fixes and security fixes until 2025-12-31.

Downloads

Source Code

Git Clone
Use Git to clone the 8.3.4 tag from the PHP Git repository.
git clone https://github.com/php/php-src.git --depth 1 --branch php-8.3.4
How to compile PHP
PHP can be compiled by setting up the dependencies, building the configure script (./buildconf), configuring the build ./configure, and running make.
Detailed articles on how to compile PHP are available for Ubuntu/Debian based systems and Fedora/RHEL based systems.

Windows binaries

Non-Thread Safe Builds
Non-Thread Safe (NTS) builds are single-threaded PHP builds. They can be used on web servers that integrate PHP over FastCGI protocol, such as Nginx, Caddy, and IIS.
Thread-Safe Builds
Thread-Safe (TS) builds are multi-thread PHP builds, often used to integrate PHP as a Server API for multithreaded servers. The most common use case is using PHP as an Apache module.

Docker/Podman Containers

PHP CLI
PHP CLI Containers images only include the PHP CLI, and no FPM or Apache modules. The Alpine builds are lightweight, but may introduce incompatibilities due to their musl builds. Albeit their larger size, the Debian-based (without the "-alpine" suffix) images are more complete, and widely used.

Alpine-based: Lightweight, but may introduce incompatibilities due to their musl builds.
docker pull php:8.3.4-cli-alpine

Debian-based: More compatible with other components, complete, and are widely used.
docker pull php:8.3.4-cli
PHP CLI + Web Server Integration
These container images include PHP CLI, and a web server integration. FPM container images can be integrated with web servers such as Nginx, Caddy, and Apache with Event MPM. The Apache container images include Apache web server, integrating PHP as an Apache module.

Alpine-based: Lightweight, but may introduce incompatibilities due to their musl builds.
docker pull php:8.3.4-fpm-alpine

Debian-based ZTS Apache: Includes Apache web server integrating PHP as an Apache module.
docker pull php:8.3.4-apache

Debian-based NTS FPM: PHP-FPM, can be integrated with Nginx, Caddy, and other web servers over Fast CGI.
docker pull php:8.3.4-fpm

ChangeLog

Core

  • Fix ZTS persistent resource crashes on shutdown.

Curl

  • Fix failing tests due to string changes in libcurl 8.6.0.

DOM

  • Fix unlikely memory leak in case of namespace removal with extremely deep trees.
  • Fix reference access in dimensions for DOMNodeList and DOMNodeMap.

Fileinfo

  • Fixed bug GH-13344 (finfo::buffer(): Failed identify data 0:(null), backport).

FPM

  • Fixed bug #75712 (getenv in php-fpm should not read $_ENV, $_SERVER).

GD

  • Fixed bug GH-12019 (detection of image formats in system gd library).

MySQLnd

  • Fixed bug GH-11950 ([mysqlnd] Fixed not to set CR_MALFORMED_PACKET to error if CR_SERVER_GONE_ERROR is already set).

PDO

  • Fix various PDORow bugs.

PGSQL

  • Fixed bug GH-13354 (pg_execute/pg_send_query_params/pg_send_execute with null value passed by reference).

SPL

  • Fixed bug GH-13531 (Unable to resize SplfixedArray after being unserialized in PHP 8.2.15).

Standard

  • Fixed bug GH-13279 (Instable array during in-place modification in uksort).
  • Fixed array key as hash to string (case insensitive) comparison typo for the second operand buffer size (albeit unused for now).

XML

  • Fixed bug GH-13517 (Multiple test failures when building with --with-expat).

Commit List

Ayesh Karunaratne

  • ext/curl: Fix failing tests due to string changes in libcurl 8.6.0 in 404803577d
  • ci: update caddy job to use GitHub Releases in 4922b9eb7d

David Carlier

Derick Rethans

Dmitry Stogov

  • Fix TLS access in JIT with MUSL in GH-13329
  • Prevent recording traces started from usupported VM instruction in 728b81d92e

George Barbarosie

  • Fix GH-13354: ext/pgsql: pg_execute, pg_send_query_params and_send_execute null value by reference in 452e008f4f

Gina Peter Banyard

Ilija Tovilo

  • Fix instable array during in-place modification in uksort in d65c395049
  • Disable JIT on Apple Silicon + ZTS in 6db95512b4

Jakub Zelenka

  • Fix bug #75712: getenv in php-fpm should not read $_ENV, $_SERVER in bc30ae4f04
  • CI: Continue on error if Caddy download fails in 3d4b36fc9c
  • Revert "Fix GH-13519: PGSQL_CONNECT_FORCE_RENEW with persistent connections." in 330b26e04c
  • Update versions for PHP 8.3.4 in 5cba2a3dc5

Matteo Beccati

Michael Orlitzky

  • Fix detection of image formats in system gd library in f732ab8b3e

Niels Dossche

  • Fix unlikely memory leak in case of namespace removal with extremely deep trees in ab508c98b3
  • Fix GH-13344: finfo::buffer(): Failed identify data 0:(null) in c2b671cb1b
  • Workaround ZTS persistent resource crashes (PHP 8.3 and lower) in 2f605820a4
  • Fix reference access in dimensions for DOMNodeList and DOMNodeMap in b8a1041fd2
  • Fix GH-13517: Multiple test failures when building with --with-expat in 552ea62e1f
  • Fix GH-13531: Unable to resize SplfixedArray after being unserialized in PHP 8.2.15 in 8494058a1f

Peter Kokot

  • Use EXTENSIONS instead of SKIPIF sections in *.phpt in 218a93b898
  • Update PHP 8.3 minor version in 1a349ab209

Saki Takamachi

  • Fixed not to set CR_MALFORMED_PACKET to error if CR_SERVER_GONE_ERROR is already set in 199e48b567

Tim Düsterhus

  • Update GitHub Action workflows to actions/upload-artifact@v4 in GH-13297
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