[CentOS] upgrading python

Tue Dec 5 13:05:49 UTC 2017
Larry Martell <larry.martell at gmail.com>

I am running CentOS 7 and I have python version:

Python 2.7.5 (default, Sep 15 2016, 22:37:39)

I need a newer version of 2.7 to pick up a bug fix. How can I do that
(without breaking anything in CentOS)?