The Python programming language needed to quickly release a new version of the popular programming language in order to solve various security problems.
While the update for the security holes was already published in the Release Candidate, the Python community urged the developers to switch to a stable release as soon as possible.
“Since the announcement of the release candidates for 3.9.2 on 3.8.8, we have received a number of inquiries from end users asking us to accelerate the final releases due to the security content, particularly CVE-2021-3177”, so Pythons release team members in the release notes.
The vulnerability reported as CVE-2021-3177, which particularly terrified the community, is a Remote Code Execution (RCE) bug that could theoretically allow threat actors to execute any command or code on a target computer. In addition, it is present in all Python 3 versions up to Python 3.9.1.
However, the release team notes that practical exploits …