Error message when you use Internet Explorer 9 to browse a webpage that uses the dialogArguments property for the showModalDialog method: "Permission denied"

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SYMPTOMS

Consider a scenario in which you have a webpage that implements the following functions:
  • An object is passed to the showModalDialog method by using the dialogArguments property.
  • The object is changed in the modal window.
  • The modal window is then closed.

In this scenario, if you browse the webpage by using Windows Internet Explorer 9, you cannot access the changed object in the parent window. Additionally, you receive a "Permission denied" error message in the console.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, install the update that is described in this section.

Security update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://update.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This update was first included in security update 2647516. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2647516 MS12-010: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: February 14, 2012

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about the dialogArguments property, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) website:
dialogArguments Object
For more information about the showModalDialog method, visit the following MSDN website:
IHTMLWindow2::showModalDialog Method
For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 2658489 - Last Review: February 14, 2012 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Internet Explorer 9
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