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Symptoms

You receive a "Permission Denied" script error message when a JavaScript function tries to change the location of a frame or iframe element by using a relative path.

Resolution

To fix this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update. Additionally, see the technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer.

Note This update was first included in the MS16-104: Security update for Internet Explorer: September 13, 2016.

Status

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

References

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