1. Almost certainly
2. Can't imagine Adobe would do that, Reader 9 is no longer supported
Will Adobe at least release the sources of the last linux version so that a community could fix the bugs?
Just leaving these bugs in the linux release without at least proposing an alternative is legally dangerous for Adobe.
If a bug was exploited, this would definitively engage Adobe's responsibility! (maybe Adobe doesn't support it, but it's still the editor of the software)
Adobe would never do that. Really not how things work. You are expected to find an alternative, not continue to use vulnerable software. If you make enough fuss they might fully block distribution, not sure you really want that.
Of course I don't speak for Adobe and nobody will now. Nothing like invoking legal action to block all staff contact.
I know you don't speak for Adobe, and I'm not invoking legal action. I only want to make sure that the Adobe representatives are aware that Adobe, as a software publisher, is still responsible of any harm their software COULD do.
It's a dangerous position to just say "we will no more fix the bugs, and won't allow others to do so".
Why do you think other companies do release their abandonware source code ? Charity? Come on!
Well, you know best.