DBMS products must be a version supported by the vendor.
Unsupported commercial and database systems should not be used because fixes to newly identified bugs will not be implemented by the vendor. The lack of support can result in potential vulnerabilities.
Systems at unsupported servicing levels or releases will not receive security updates for new vulnerabilities, which leaves them subject to exploitation.
When maintenance updates and patches are no longer available, the database software is no longer considered supported and should be upgraded or decommissioned.