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python - An interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming language.

License: PSF - see LICENSE
Vendor: Scientific Linux CERN,
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
language often compared to Tcl, Perl, Scheme or Java. Python includes
modules, classes, exceptions, very high level dynamic data types and
dynamic typing. Python supports interfaces to many system calls and
libraries, as well as to various windowing systems (X11, Motif, Tk,
Mac and MFC).

Programmers can write new built-in modules for Python in C or C++.
Python can be used as an extension language for applications that need
a programmable interface. This package contains most of the standard
Python modules, as well as modules for interfacing to the Tix widget
set for Tk and RPM.

Note that documentation for Python is provided in the python-docs


python-2.4.3-56.el5.x86_64 [60 KiB] Changelog by David Malcolm (2012-10-24):
- give gdb debug hooks an extra way to locate the Python frame
Related: rhbz#644661
python-2.4.3-46.el5_8.2.x86_64 [58 KiB] Changelog by David Malcolm (2012-04-30):
- if hash randomization is enabled, also enable it within pyexpat
Resolves: CVE-2012-0876
python-2.4.3-46.el5.x86_64 [57 KiB] Changelog by David Malcolm (2011-12-21):
- add alias "en_IN" -> "en_IN.ISO8859-1" to locale (patch 213)
Resolves: rhbz#708292
python-2.4.3-44.el5_7.1.x86_64 [57 KiB] Changelog by David Malcolm (2011-08-29):
- backport fix for to 2.4 (patch 212)
Resolves: rhbz#734005
python-2.4.3-44.el5.x86_64 [57 KiB] Changelog by David Malcolm (2011-04-14):
- add patch adapted from upstream (patch 208) to add support for building
against system expat; add --with-system-expat to "configure" invocation; remove
embedded copy of expat-1.95.8 from the source tree during "prep"
- ensure gets built by explicitly listing all C modules in the
payload in %files, rather than using dynfiles
Resolves: CVE-2009-3720
- backport three security fixes to 2.4 (patches 209, 210, 211):
Resolves: CVE-2011-1521
Resolves: CVE-2011-1015
Resolves: CVE-2010-3493
python-2.4.3-43.el5.x86_64 [57 KiB] Changelog by David Malcolm (2010-12-10):
- add missing patch 206
Related: rhbz#549372
python-2.4.3-27.el5_5.3.x86_64 [6.0 MiB] Changelog by David Malcolm (2010-11-03):
- Backport fix for to 2.4.3
- Resolves: rhbz#649250
python-2.4.3-27.el5_5.2.x86_64 [6.0 MiB] Changelog by David Malcolm (2010-09-08):
- Backport Python 2.5's tarfile module (0.8.0) to 2.4.3
- Resolves: rhbz#631816
python-2.4.3-27.el5.x86_64 [6.0 MiB] Changelog by James Antill (2009-06-11):
- Add workaround for subprocess import with threads
- Resolves: 499095
- Resolves: rhbz#499097
- Resolves: rhbz#498979
python-2.4.3-24.el5_3.6.x86_64 [5.9 MiB] Changelog by Jan iankko Lieskovsky (2009-07-17):
- Fix all of the low priority security bugs:
- Resolves: rhbz#486351
- Multiple integer overflows in python core (CVE-2008-2315)
- Resolves: 455008
- PyString_FromStringAndSize does not check for negative size values (CVE-2008-1887)
- Resolves: 443810
- Multiple integer overflows discovered by Google (CVE-2008-3143)
- Resolves: 455013
- Multiple buffer overflows in unicode processing (CVE-2008-3142)
- Resolves: 454990
- Potential integer underflow and overflow in the PyOS_vsnprintf C API function (CVE-2008-3144)
- Resolves: 455018
- imageop module multiple integer overflows (CVE-2008-4864)
- Resolves: 469656
- stringobject, unicodeobject integer overflows (CVE-2008-5031) 
- Resolves: 470915
- integer signedness error in the zlib extension module (CVE-2008-1721)
- Resolves: 442005
- off-by-one locale.strxfrm() (possible memory disclosure) (CVE-2007-2052)
- Resolves: 235093
- imageop module heap corruption (CVE-2007-4965)
- Resolves: 295971
python-2.4.3-24.el5.x86_64 [6.0 MiB] Changelog by James Antill (2008-09-17):
- Remove unapproved socket constants and xmlrpclib fixes.
- Resolves: rhbz#444088
- Resolves: rhbz#460694

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