FIX: Error message when you run a script on a Web page after you apply security update MS06-042 on a Windows XP-based computer or on a Windows Server 2003-based computer: "Permission denied"

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SYMPTOMS

When you run a script on a Web page in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6, you may receive the following script error message:
Permission Denied
This problem occurs if the script accesses the window.closed property after the browser window closes.

This problem occurs after you apply security update MS06-042 on a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer or on a Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based computer.

RESOLUTION

Security update information

To resolve this problem, install the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To install the most current updates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://update.microsoft.com
For more technical information about the most current cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/current.aspx
Note This hotfix was first included in security update 928090 (MS07-016). For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
928090 MS07-016: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer

Service pack information

Windows Server 2003

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
889100 How to obtain the latest service pack for Windows Server 2003

926046 hotfix information

Windows XP

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
Prerequisites
You must have Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed and Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed to apply this hotfix.
Restart requirement
You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.
File information
The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Microsoft Windows XP, x86-based versions
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Mshtml.dll6.0.2900.30093,060,73605-Oct-200612:12x86

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem on a Windows Server 2003-based computer, implement an exception handler such as a try-catch block when you access the window.closed property. If an exception is thrown, the window has been closed, and Internet Explorer handles the exception.

For example, use code that resembles the following code example.
<html>
<head>
<script language="JavaScript">
window.onerror = showError;
function showError(msg,url,line)
{
    var errorString = "eClient caught the following error on line "+ line +
        ":\n\n\t" + msg + "\n\nURL:\t" + url + "\nBrowser:\t"
        + navigator.appName + " " + navigator.appName
        + " " + navigator.appVersion;
    alert(errorString);
    return true;
}

var nw = null;
function openWindow()
{
    nw = window.open("about:blank", "blank",
        'resizable=1,scrollbars=1,height=300,width=500');
}
function closeWindow()
{
    nw.close();
}
function closeWindow_again()
{
    var winIsOpen = true;
    try{ 
        if(nw != null && !nw.closed)
        {
            winIsOpen = true;
            nw.close();
        }
    }
    catch(e)
    {
        winIsOpen = false;
    }
    if (winIsOpen)
        return true;
    else
        return false;
} 
</script>
</head>
<body onload = "openWindow();">
<a href="about:blank" onClick="closeWindow();closeWindow_again()">
Close the child window. This action causes cause a JavaScript error.</a>
</body>
</html>

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about security update MS06-042, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
918899 MS06-042: Cumulative security update for Internet Explorer
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: 926046 - Last Review: October 8, 2011 - Revision: 6.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for Itanium-Based Systems
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, when used with:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Premium Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2003 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Keywords: 
kbautohotfix kbwinserv2003sp2fix kbsecurity kbHotfixServer kbqfe KB926046

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