Control: 13 RDS automatic minor version upgrades should be enabled


This control checks whether automatic minor version upgrades are enabled for the RDS database instance.

Enabling automatic minor version upgrades ensures that the latest minor version updates to the relational database management system (RDBMS) are installed. These upgrades might include security patches and bug fixes. Keeping up to date with patch installation is an important step in securing systems.


You can enable minor version upgrades for a DB instance from the Amazon RDS console.

To enable automatic minor version upgrades for an existing DB instance

  1. Open the Amazon RDS console.
  2. Choose Databases.
  3. Choose the DB instance to modify.
  4. Choose Modify.
  5. Under Maintenance, select Yes for Auto minor version upgrade.
  6. Choose Continue.
  7. Under Scheduling of modifications, choose when to apply modifications: Apply during the next scheduled maintenance window or Apply immediately.
  8. Choose Modify DB Instance.


steampipe check aws_compliance.control.foundational_security_rds_13


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