Python 2.7: Extended Support Past EOL

After the last release of Python 2.7.18, Python 2 is now officially unsupported by the Python Software Foundation. No version of Python 2 will receive updates at this point – not even for critical security vulnerabilities. But that doesn’t mean it will disappear any time soon from organizations that have relied on it for years. 

That means risk. Security vulnerabilities and critical bugs will emerge as you continue to run your Python 2 applications on newer systems. Don’t yet have a plan in place? If so, you’re not alone as our Python 2 EOL survey results show.

Python 2 Extended Support

ActiveState provides ongoing support and security updates for Python 2.7, so you can better manage your risks. And, if you decide to migrate your old applications to Python 3, we can make the process easier.

We’ll work with you to create a custom plan that includes support for all the core libraries and 3rd-party packages in your app, backported fixes from Python 3, as well as regular patches and updates. Contact us today for a free risk assessment of your Python 2 applications!

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With more than 20 years of experience supporting Python for enterprises, ActiveState can help you maintain your Python 2 code, Python 2.7 business systems and mission-critical deployments going forward in much the same way you maintain it today.

Update (August 2020): We have released a fix for CVE-2020-8492. This vulnerability affects the core library urllib and allows an HTTP server to conduct Regular Expression Denial of Service (ReDos) attacks against a client.

The fix is now available for Python 2.7.18 as part of our Python 2 support options.