Adobe on Monday informed customers that support for Acrobat 2015 and Reader 2015 will end on April 7, 2020.
Adobe provides up to five years of support for its products and the time is nearly up for Acrobat and Reader 2015. After April 7, 2020, these products will no longer receive any updates, including patches for vulnerabilities.
“You may continue to use Acrobat 2015 and Reader 2015, but Adobe will no longer provide any updates or address any existing bugs or security issues in the software,” Adobe said in a blog post.
The company has advised customers to upgrade to Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader DC, which include functionality improvements, support newer operating systems, and will continue to receive security updates.
It’s not uncommon for Adobe’s Patch Tuesday updates to fix tens and even over one hundred vulnerabilities in Acrobat and Reader. However, there have only been a few reports in the past years of Acrobat and Reader flaws being exploited in attacks.
Adobe plans on killing Flash Player by the end of 2020. Years ago, Flash was one of the most widely used multimedia platforms, but the emergence of newer and more efficient technologies, along with the significant security risks associated with its use, led to its downfall.