NSS 3.16 release notes¶
The NSS team has released Network Security Services (NSS) 3.16, which is a minor release.
The HG tag is NSS_3_16_RTM. NSS 3.16 requires NSPR 4.10.3 or newer.
NSS 3.16 source distributions are available on ftp.mozilla.org for secure HTTPS download:
New in NSS 3.16¶
Supports the Linux x32 ABI. (This requires NSPR 4.10.4.) To build for the Linux x32 target, set the environment variable USE_X32=1 when building NSS.
NSS_CMSSignerInfo_Verify - verify the signature of a single SignerInfo. It just verifies the signature, assuming that the certificate has been verified already.
TLS_RSA_WITH_RC4_128_SHA, TLS_RSA_WITH_3DES_EDE_CBC_SHA, etc. - cipher suites that were first defined in SSL 3.0 can now be referred to with their official IANA names in TLS, with the TLS_ prefix. Previously, they had to be referred to with their names in SSL 3.0, with the SSL_ prefix.
Notable Changes in NSS 3.16¶
ECC is enabled by default. It is no longer necessary to set the environment variable NSS_ENABLE_ECC=1 when building NSS. To disable ECC, set the environment variable NSS_DISABLE_ECC=1 when building NSS.
Bug 903885: (CVE-2014-1492) In a wildcard certificate, the wildcard character should not be embedded within the U-label of an internationalized domain name. See the last bullet point in RFC 6125, Section 7.2.
Bug 962760: libpkix should not include the common name of CA as DNS names when evaluating name constraints.
Bug 981170: AESKeyWrap_Decrypt should not return SECSuccess for invalid keys.
Bug 974693: Fix a memory corruption in sec_pkcs12_new_asafe.
Bug 956082: If the NSS_SDB_USE_CACHE environment variable is set, skip the runtime test sdb_measureAccess.
The built-in roots module has been updated to version 1.97, which adds, removes, and distrusts several certificates.
The atob utility has been improved to automatically ignore lines of text that aren’t in base64 format.
The certutil utility has been improved to support creation of version 1 and version 2 certificates, in addition to the existing version 3 support.
Bugs fixed in NSS 3.16¶
This Bugzilla query returns all the bugs fixed in NSS 3.16: