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[ANN] PyInstaller 3.6


Hello,

on behalf of the PyInstaller development team I'm happy to announce
PyInstaller 3.6.

This version fixes a Local Privilege Escalation vulnerability effecting all Windows software frozen
by PyInstaller in "onefile" mode - no matter which version of PyInstaller was used.

   http://www.pyinstaller.org


Thanks for all those who contributed questions, bug-reports or
pull-requests.


PyInstaller is in urgent need of funding to make future security fixes
happen, see <https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues/4404> for
details.


=== What it is ===

PyInstaller bundles a Python application and all its dependencies into a
single package. The user can run the packaged app without installing a
Python interpreter or any modules.

PyInstaller reads a Python script written by you. It analyzes your code to
discover every other module and library your script needs in order to
execute.
Then it collects copies of all those files ? including the active Python
interpreter! ? and puts them with your script in a single folder, or
optionally in a single executable file.

PyInstaller is tested against Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. However, it
is not a cross-compiler: to make a Windows app you run PyInstaller in
Windows; to make a Linux app you run it in Linux, etc. PyInstaller has
been used successfully with AIX, Solaris, and FreeBSD, but is not tested
against them.


=== Help keeping PyInstaller alive ===

Maintaining PyInstaller is a huge amount of work.
PyInstaller development can only continue
if users and companies provide sustainable funding.
Please consider recurring donations.
See http://www.pyinstaller.org/funding.html for how
to support PyInstaller.


=== Installation ===

PyInstaller can be installed from PyPi using

   pip install pyinstaller

=== Important Changes ===

* Fixes a Local Privilege Escalation vulnerability effecting all Windows
  software frozen vy PyInstaller in "onefile" mode.


* More then 20 hooks added, more then 15 hooks fixed or improved.

* More then 20 bugs fixed.

* Python 3.4 is no longer tested, since this version is
  end-of-life already.

The full changelog for this release can be found at:

   https://pyinstaller.readthedocs.io/en/v3.6/CHANGES.html


=== Feedback ===

We're eager to listen to your feedback on using PyInstaller:

 Bug tracker: https://github.com/pyinstaller/pyinstaller/issues
 Mailing list: http://groups.google.com/group/PyInstaller

-- 
Sch?nen Gru?
Hartmut Goebel
Dipl.-Informatiker (univ), CISSP, CSSLP, ISO 27001 Lead Implementer
Information Security Management, Security Governance, Secure Software
Development

Goebel Consult, Landshut
http://www.goebel-consult.de

Blog:
http://www.goebel-consult.de/blog/warum-sie-nicht-perl-programmiern-sollten
Kolumne: http://www.cissp-gefluester.de/2012-02-bring-your-own-life-glosse