+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #1680964 +++
Python 2's new version is API/ABI compatible and contains numerous bugs fixed on top of the previous version, with the most prominent one being the compatibility with OpenSSL 1.1.1 and TLS 1.3.
Current changelog (2.7.16 release candidate 1): https://raw.githubusercontent.com/python/cpython/baacaac06f93dd624c9d7b3bac0e13fbe34f2d8c/Misc/NEWS.d/2.7.16rc1.rst
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.
For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.
If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.