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NSS 3.11.6 Release Notes

14 February 2007




Network Security Services (NSS) 3.11.6 is a patch release for NSS 3.11. The bug fixes in NSS 3.11.6 are described in the "Bugs Fixed" section below.

Distribution Information

The CVS tag for the NSS 3.11.6 release is NSS_3_11_6_RTM.  NSS 3.11.6 requires NSPR 4.6.6.

See the Documentation section for the build instructions.

NSS 3.11.6 source and binary distributions are also available on for secure HTTPS download:

You also need to download the NSPR 4.6.6 binary distributions to get the NSPR 4.6.6 header files and shared libraries, which NSS 3.11.6 requires. NSPR 4.6.6 binary distributions are in

Bugs Fixed

The following bugs have been fixed in NSS 3.11.6.
  • Bug 58507: OCSP requires the CA to have extendedKeyUsage extensions
  • Bug 337519: Certutil/blapitest usage mentions unimplemented curves
  • Bug 342461: verify signature on an OCSP response without intermediate decoding and encoding
  • Bug 348882: addbuiltin command ignores c trust arg (and probably others)
  • Bug 363476: vfyserv needs OCSP option
  • Bug 364684: NSS crashes when slot's session handle counter overflows
  • Bug 366803: Improve SSL tracing


For a list of the primary NSS documentation pages on, see NSS Documentation. New and revised documents available since the release of NSS 3.9 include the following:


NSS 3.11.6 shared libraries are backward compatible with all older NSS 3.x shared libraries. A program linked with older NSS 3.x shared libraries will work with NSS 3.11.6 shared libraries without recompiling or relinking.  Furthermore, applications that restrict their use of NSS APIs to the functions listed in NSS Public Functions will remain compatible with future versions of the NSS shared libraries.


Bugs discovered should be reported by filing a bug report with Bugzilla (product NSS).