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NSS 3.3.1 Release Notes

9 November 2001




Network Security Services (NSS) 3.3.1 is a patch release for NSS 3.3.  Please refer to the NSS 3.3 Release Notes for the common information.  The bug fixes in NSS 3.3.1 are described in the "Bugs Fixed" section below.

Distribution Information

The CVS tag for the NSS 3.3.1 release is NSS_3_3_1_RTM.

NSS 3.3.1 source and binary distributions are also available on for anonymous ftp download:

You also need to download the NSPR 4.1.2 binary distributions to get the NSPR 4.1.2 header files and shared libraries, which NSS 3.3.1 requires. NSPR 4.1.2 binary distributions are in

Bugs Fixed

Here is the list of the bugs that have been fixed in the NSS 3.3.1 release.
  • Bug 95135: DSA private key storage/retrieval not working for certain public key values.
  • Bug 95150: PK11_DeleteTokenCertAndKey does not delete key.
  • Bug 109592: SECU_GetModulePassword() returns wrong data in case of PW_PLAINTEXT.
  • Bug 80416: Regression in ASN1 Decoder.
  • Bug 83593: stress test fails on orville. (On some HP-UX 11.00 systems, client-side secure PR_Write sometimes fails with the error code PR_NOT_CONNECTED_ERROR.)
  • Bug 90228: Signtool not picking up hidden (dot) files when performing signing.
  • The following bug is only of interest to those who use the NSS binary distributions in /share/builds/components at iPlanet.
  • Bug 101965: NSS forte 6 build contains workshop 4 and 5 objects.

  • Documentation

    For a list of the primary NSS documentation pages on, see NSS Documentation. New and revised documents available since the release of NSS 3.3 include the following:


    NSS 3.3.1 shared libraries are backward compatible with NSS 3.3 and NSS 3.2.x shared libraries. A program linked with NSS 3.3 or 3.2.x shared libraries will work with NSS 3.3.1 shared libraries without recompiling or relinking.  Furthermore, applications that restrict their use of NSS APIs to the functions listed in NSS 3.3 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