Laravel: General error: 1835 Malformed communication packet after MariaDB update

MariaDB update to 10.2.35 is causing the following MySQL error on Laravel with PHP <= 7.2. cPanel servers on automatic updates have all been updated to this MariaDB version last night. Laravel error SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1835 Malformed communication packet {"exception":"[object] (PDOException(code: HY000): SQLSTATE[HY000]: General error: 1835 Malformed communication packet at /laravel/vendor/laravel/framework/src/Illuminate/Database/Connectors/MySqlConnector.php:57 cPanel MariaDB auto-update […]