NSS 3.16.6 release notes


Network Security Services (NSS) 3.16.6 is a patch release for NSS 3.16. The bug fixes in NSS 3.16.6 are described in the “Bugs Fixed” section below.

Distribution Information

The HG tag is NSS_3_16_6_RTM. NSS 3.16.6 requires NSPR 4.10.6 or newer.

NSS 3.16.6 source distributions are available on ftp.mozilla.org for secure HTTPS download:

New in NSS 3.16.6

New Functionality

No new functionality is introduced in this release. This is a patch release to fix a regression.

Notable Changes in NSS 3.16.6

  • Bug 1049435: Change RSA_PrivateKeyCheck to not require p > q. This fixes a regression introduced in NSS 3.16.2 that prevented NSS from importing some RSA private keys (such as in PKCS #12 files) generated by other crypto libraries.

Bugs fixed in NSS 3.16.6

  • Bug 1049435 - Importing an RSA private key fails if p < q


NSS 3.16.6 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 3.16.6 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.mozilla.org (product NSS).