NSS 3.17 release notes


The NSS team has released Network Security Services (NSS) 3.17, which is a minor release.

Distribution Information

The HG tag is NSS_3_17_RTM. NSS 3.17 requires NSPR 4.10.7 or newer.

NSS 3.17 source distributions are available on ftp.mozilla.org for secure HTTPS download:

New in NSS 3.17

New Functionality

  • When using ECDHE, the TLS server code may be configured to generate a fresh ephemeral ECDH key for each handshake, by setting the SSL_REUSE_SERVER_ECDHE_KEY socket option to PR_FALSE. The SSL_REUSE_SERVER_ECDHE_KEY option defaults to PR_TRUE, which means the server's ephemeral ECDH key is reused for multiple handshakes. This option does not affect the TLS client code, which always generates a fresh ephemeral ECDH key for each handshake.

New Macros

  • in ssl.h

Notable Changes in NSS 3.17

  • The manual pages for the certutil and pp tools have been updated to document the new parameters that had been added in NSS 3.16.2.
  • On Windows, the new build variable USE_STATIC_RTL can be used to specify the static C runtime library should be used. By default the dynamic C runtime library is used.

Bugs fixed in NSS 3.17

This Bugzilla query returns all the bugs fixed in NSS 3.17:


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