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Python extension import package error

Thomas Z Jul 11, 2019 09:48PM UTC


I've run into an application that AES encrypts the body of HTTP requests and responses, I am writing an extension to decrypt and encrypt the payloads.

I am writing the extension in Python and I receive an error when importing pycryptodome's AES module. I have moved into /usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/ as the Crypto.Cipher.AES module is not recognized otherwise. Below is the error I am receiving. I can paste a full trace is necessary.

Any ideas on how, or if, I can resolve this issue?

Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/EXTENSION/LOCATION/", line 8, in <module>
import AES
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/", line 40, in <module>
from Crypto.Cipher import _create_cipher
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Crypto/Cipher/", line 27, in <module>
from Crypto.Cipher._mode_ecb import _create_ecb_cipher
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Crypto/Cipher/", line 29, in <module>
from Crypto.Util._raw_api import (load_pycryptodome_raw_lib,
File "/usr/local/lib/python2.7/site-packages/Crypto/Util/", line 167, in <module>
from ctypes import (CDLL, c_void_p, byref, c_ulong, c_ulonglong, c_size_t,
ImportError: cannot import name create_string_buffer

Rose Krawczuk Jul 15, 2019 01:41PM UTC Support Center agent

Thomas, sorry for the delay. We have a bit of a backlog in terms of Extension-related queries. We’ll get back to you ASAP.

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