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[opensuse-factory] Python 2.7 coming to Factory
  • From: Jan Matejek <jan.matejek@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2010 19:30:34 +0200
  • Message-id: <4C77F63A.8070601@xxxxxxxxxx>
Fellow developers and users,

just a heads-up: moments ago I have submitted a new Python version 2.7.
This version contains many new and interesting features, and only a
small chance of breaking existing code: no backwards-incompatible
changes, and no big changes worth mentioning.
For more details see [1].

There is one thing notable for people who write or maintain software
that embeds Python: the new function PySys_SetArgvEx [2] does the job
originally done by PySys_SetArgv, but closes a nasty security problem
with the latter [3][4]. Most software should be fixed by now, but please
review your packages anyway.

have fun
m.

[1] http://docs.python.org/dev/whatsnew/2.7.html#porting-to-python-2-7
[2] http://docs.python.org/dev/c-api/init.html#PySys_SetArgvEx
- the link points to python 3 docs, but applies to 2.7 as well
[3] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-5983
[4] http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/01/26/2
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