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NSS 3.9.4 Release Notes

05 November 2004




Network Security Services (NSS) 3.9.4 is a patch release for NSS 3.11. The bug fixes in NSS 3.9.4 are described in the "Bugs Fixed" section below.

Distribution Information

The CVS tag for the NSS 3.9.4 release is NSS_3_9_4_RTM.  NSS 3.9.4 requires NSPR 4.5.1.

See the Documentation section for the build instructions.

NSS 3.9.4 source and binary distributions are also available on for secure HTTPS download:

You also need to download the NSPR 4.5.1 binary distributions to get the NSPR 4.5.1 header files and shared libraries, which NSS 3.9.4 requires. NSPR 4.5.1 binary distributions are in

Bugs Fixed

The following bugs have been fixed in NSS 3.9.4.
  • Bug 262192: SIGSEGV in pk11_forceTokenAttribute in softoken
  • Bug 265373: compiler warnings in pki3hack on Solaris AMD64
  • Bug 265504: cmsutil core dumps with invalid option set.
  • Bug 265686: PK11_FindSlotByName(char *name) should be PK11_FindSlotByName(const char *name)
  • Bug 265707: SECMOD_FindSlot always returns NULL
  • Bug 265708: count should be CK_ULONG in SECMOD_UpdateSlotList
  • Bug 266206: NSS initialization hangs if file descriptors are unlimited (MAX_INT)


For a list of the primary NSS documentation pages on, see NSS Documentation.


NSS 3.9.4 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 3.9.4 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).