python (SSA:2018-124-01)
From: Slackware Security Team <>
Subject: [slackware-security] python (SSA:2018-124-01)
Date: Fri, 4 May 2018 13:53:50 -0700 (PDT)

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[slackware-security] python (SSA:2018-124-01)

New python packages are available for Slackware 14.0, 14.1, 14.2, and -current
to fix security issues.

Here are the details from the Slackware 14.2 ChangeLog:
patches/packages/python-2.7.15-i586-1_slack14.2.txz: Upgraded.
Updated to the latest 2.7.x release.
This fixes some security issues in difflib and poplib (regexes vulnerable
to denial of service attacks), as well as security issues with the bundled
expat library.
For more information, see:
(* Security fix *)

Where to find the new packages:

Thanks to the friendly folks at the OSU Open Source Lab
( for donating FTP and rsync hosting
to the Slackware project! :-)

Also see the "Get Slack" section on for
additional mirror sites near you.

Updated package for Slackware 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.0:

Updated package for Slackware 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.1:

Updated package for Slackware 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 14.2:

Updated package for Slackware -current:

Updated package for Slackware x86_64 -current:

MD5 signatures:

Slackware 14.0 package:
815f18de185a913b37f8a4a5ba209a33 python-2.7.15-i486-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.0 package:
ac2745d0977849cf16ad3b386ad6e706 python-2.7.15-x86_64-1_slack14.0.txz

Slackware 14.1 package:
96fa93f516bfefae9539d8d5329fe8e1 python-2.7.15-i486-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.1 package:
5895cf391b0de5746e4c23c5c34dd50f python-2.7.15-x86_64-1_slack14.1.txz

Slackware 14.2 package:
82212eec089fe925da83e47d5b829b3e python-2.7.15-i586-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware x86_64 14.2 package:
9ca1bd6126f729067fc507271889643e python-2.7.15-x86_64-1_slack14.2.txz

Slackware -current package:
fa60bc913282d7992f5cf8b29863a411 d/python-2.7.15-i586-1.txz

Slackware x86_64 -current package:
0d473b473463c6927a1efaab6e6f601d d/python-2.7.15-x86_64-1.txz

Installation instructions:

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg python-2.7.15-i586-1_slack14.2.txz


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