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NSS 3.6.1 Release Notes

4 December 2002




Network Security Services (NSS) 3.6.1 is a patch release for NSS 3.6. Please refer to the NSS 3.6 Release Notes for the common information. The bug fixes in NSS 3.6.1 are described in the "Bugs Fixed" section below.

Distribution Information

The CVS tag for the NSS 3.6.1 release is NSS_3_6_1_RTM.

NSS 3.6.1 source and binary distributions are also available on for anonymous ftp download:

You also need to download the NSPR 4.2.2 binary distributions to get the NSPR 4.2.2 header files and shared libraries, which NSS 3.6.1 requires. NSPR 4.2.2 binary distributions are in

Bugs Fixed

The following bugs have been fixed in NSS 3.6.1.
  • Bug 174042: addbuiltin tool does not generate issuer and serial number in trust object.
  • Bug 174634: SSL certificate chaining with imported CA broken after 1.2a.
  • Bug 175085: New builds with old databases lose trust.
  • Bug 175115: Setting member CERTCertificate.timeOK does no longer cause cert to verify.
  • Bug 176667: Memory leak in CERT_FindCertIssuer.
  • Bug 176799: Leak in NSS_SMIMESignerInfo_SaveSMIMEProfile.
  • Bug 177366: Clean up cert reference counting.
  • Bug 177798: ShutdownCRLCache doesn't NULL pointers.
  • Bug 178342: SSL_SecurityStatus() crashes when AES ciphersuite in use.


For a list of the primary NSS documentation pages on, see NSS Documentation. New and revised documents available since the release of NSS 3.6 include the following:


NSS 3.6.1 shared libraries are backward compatible with NSS 3.6, NSS 3.5.x, NSS 3.4.x, NSS 3.3.x, and NSS 3.2.x shared libraries. A program linked with NSS 3.6, NSS 3.5.x, NSS 3.4,.x NSS 3.3.x, or 3.2.x shared libraries will work with NSS 3.6.1 shared libraries without recompiling or relinking.  Furthermore, applications that restrict their use of NSS APIs to the functions listed in NSS 3.4 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).

You can also give feedback directly to the developers on the IRC channel #mozcrypto on the server