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NSS 3.7.1 Release Notes

29 January 2003




Network Security Services (NSS) 3.7.1 is a patch release for NSS 3.7. Please refer to the NSS 3.7 Release Notes for the common information. The bug fixes in NSS 3.7.1 are described in the "Bugs Fixed" section below.

Distribution Information

The CVS tag for the NSS 3.7.1 release is NSS_3_7_1_RTM.

NSS 3.7.1 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 3.7.1 requires. NSPR 4.2.2 binary distributions are in

Bugs Fixed

The following bugs have been fixed in NSS 3.7.1.
  • Bug 186586: NSS should not crash when shutdown fails due to open references.
  • Bug 187629: cached certs are forced updated wantonly.
  • Bug 189345: pk11_Finalize sometimes fails to finalize context.
  • Bug 189364: PK11_FreeSymKey clobbers token symmetric key.
  • Bug 189546: nCipher module hangs in C_GetAttributeValue.
  • Bug 190243: cert7.db to cert8.db conversion loses personal certificates.
  • Bug 190396: NSS fails to use CRL's if you have an nCipher token installed.


For a list of the primary NSS documentation pages on, see NSS Documentation. New and revised documents available since the release of NSS 3.7 include the following:


NSS 3.7.1 shared libraries are backward compatible with NSS 3.7, 3.6.x, NSS 3.5.x, NSS 3.4.x, NSS 3.3.x, and NSS 3.2.x shared libraries. A program linked with NSS 3.7, 3.6.x, NSS 3.5.x, NSS 3.4,.x NSS 3.3.x, or 3.2.x shared libraries will work with NSS 3.7.1 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