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Python 3.8.13

Release Date: March 16, 2022

This is a security release of Python 3.8

Note: The release you're looking at is Python 3.8.13, a security bugfix release for the legacy 3.8 series. Python 3.11 is now the latest feature release series of Python 3. Get the latest release of 3.11.x here.

Security content in this release

  • 15 (sic!) CVEs: libexpat upgraded from 2.4.1 to 2.4.7 (BPO-46794, BPO-46932, BPO-46811, BPO-46784, BPO-46400)
  • CVE-2022-0778: OpenSSL upgraded from 1.1.1l to 1.1.1n in macOS and Windows installers (BPO-47024)
  • CVE-2016-3189, CVE-2019-12900: bzip2 upgraded from 1.0.6 to 1.0.8 in Windows installers (BPO-44549)
  • CVE-2022-26488: Windows installer now ensures the correct path is being repaired when "Add to PATH" is used (BPO-46948)
  • CVE-2021-28363: bundled pip upgraded from 21.2.4 to 22.0.4 (BPO-46985)
  • authorization bypass fixed in urllib.request (BPO-46756)
  • REDoS avoided in importlib.metadata (BPO-46474)
  • SQLite upgraded from 3.36.0 to 3.37.2 in macOS and Windows installers (BPO-45925)

No installers

According to the release calendar specified in PEP 569, Python 3.8 is now in the "security fixes only" stage of its life cycle: 3.8 branch only accepts security fixes and releases of those are made irregularly in source-only form until October 2024. Python 3.8 isn't receiving regular bug fixes anymore, and binary installers are no longer provided for it. Python 3.8.10 was the last full bugfix release of Python 3.8 with binary installers.

Full Changelog


Version Operating System Description MD5 Sum File Size GPG
Gzipped source tarball Source release 3c49180c6b43df3519849b7e390af0b9 24.2 MB SIG
XZ compressed source tarball Source release c4b7100dcaace9d33ab1fda9a3a038d6 18.1 MB SIG