Python 2 Support Past End of Life

Support & Security Updates for Python 2.7

The Python 2 programming language reached End of Life (EOL) in 2020, which means it is no longer being updated, not even for critical security vulnerabilities.ActiveState provides ongoing support and security updates for Python 2, helping you:

  • Maintain legacy Python 2 applications, so your team can focus on high-value projects.
  • Secure Python 2 in non-production environments, e.g. dev/testing, to prevent supply chain attacks.
  • Migrate to Python 3 faster, with lower cost and risk.

Security Update: We have recently assessed a critical vulnerability (CVE) that impacts Python 2.7:

CVE-2021-3711 affects OpenSSL and allows a malicious attacker who is able present SM2 content for decryption to cause a buffer overflow, possibly changing application behavior or causing the application to crash.

See our Python 2 vulnerability (CVE) updates here.

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Python 2 Security Risks

Python 2 codebases will become less reliable and more vulnerable as security issues emerge over time.

Python 2 security risks

Python 2 Extended Support From ActiveState

Python 2 Security Patches

Get updates for Python 2 core and third-party packages, including backported fixes from Python 3.

Updated Packages

New versions of Python 2 third-party packages.

Python 3 Migration Guidance

Expertise on Python 2 migration targets, and which Python 3 packages are suitably maintained and licensed.

Technical Support

Support for Windows, Linux, macOS and more. Communicate with us via phone, email and chat.

Supply Chain Security

Secure all your open source dependencies across dev, test and staging environments.


Enterprise service-level agreements to ensure protection against critical and high-severity CVE’s.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Raj Behera - MSC Software

Along with BOM (Bill of Materials) management, ActiveState satisfied the internal needs of both engineering and DevOps. We gain speed, flexibility and engineering time, plus can better manage the risk of products running Python with a uniform and consistent approach.

Raj Behera

Vice President Research and Development

MSC Software / Hexagon

Jaison Nellikkunnel

By using ActivePython, we’ve been able to reclaim valuable time and resources facilitating both time and cost savings, while providing customers with a distinctly novel solution.

Jaison Nellikkunnel

Senior Vice President, Software Development


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