Hi, I have read thru Release 8.5 - Documentation and https://access.redhat.com/documentation/en-us/red_hat_enterprise_linux/8/html/8.5_release_notes/overview#overview-major-changes and security enhancements are discussed but I don’t think I see anything about security fixes or anything that explicitly states that 8.4 should be immediately upgraded to 8.5 in order to maintain security.
Maybe because I don’t understand all the security enhancements I also don’t understand if 8.4 should immediately be upgraded to 8.5. Maybe the upgrade is strongly implied and I am just not understanding that.
But my question in general is:
Is running an older minor version secure, if a newer minor version has been released?
Are older minor versions maintained by RHEL and then Rocky Linux for security?
I am wondering if some minor versions are released more for feature enhancements and not security updates, in which case from a security point of view, an upgrade may not be needed.
Sorry if the answer is obvious - I am a grateful personal not commercial user of Rocky Linux workstation and so I dont have the technical training to understand if the answer is obvious.
Thanks ahead of time.