Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1024029
python 3 version in F18 is lacking security updates
Last modified: 2016-01-31 21:15:05 EST
The python3 package in F18 is not up to date.
$ rpm -qa python3\*
While 3.3.2 is already out and 3.3.3 is in RC phase.
Please update python3 in F18, preferably to 3.3.3 if it is out before F18 EOL. At the least to 3.3.2 as it presumably fixes security bugs according to the official changelog page
See also: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=963261 not sure from that bug if the plan for F18 was just to backport the security fix or to update the package to a new upstream version.
Created attachment 817004 [details]
git format-patch origin/f18.. after merge from master
Interesting that the upgrade seemed to be hard in F18 (as noted in bug 963261 comment 3 ).
I went ahead and did a simple
$ fedpkg clone -a python3
$ git checkout -b f18 origin/f18
$ git merge origin/master
This resulted in one conflict which was easily resolved. The resulting RPM works on my F18 system as far as I can see. I'm interested in the mentioned difficulties, maybe I missed something?
Attached is an archive with patches from
$ git format-patch origin/f18..
I hope it helps.
First of all, thanks for the patches!
The thing is, I don't really want to update from 3.3.0 to 3.3.2 since I'm afraid that might introduce some regressions. Cherry picking just the security fixes would be much safer approach, IMO. I'll try to get to this ASAP (or ask someone to get to it), I know I've forgotten to do this and it should be high prio. Sorry for any inconvenience.
OK, after re-reading
I see that you are correct in backporting only the security fixes. Thanks for the response!
python3-3.3.0-4.fc18 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 18.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 18 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing python3-3.3.0-4.fc18'
as soon as you are able to.
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python3-3.3.0-4.fc18 has been pushed to the Fedora 18 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.