In all fairness, RHEL installs can definitely "out-ancient" Debian installs: RHEL is supported for so bloody long that the versions of software that a release ships with will indeed be quite old (even compared to Debian stable) towards the end of the release's supported life.
It's not uncommon to see a production Debian machine with versions of software that are a couple years old. It's also not uncommon to see a production RHEL install with software versions from the better part of a decade ago. RHEL wins. :D