in reply to If I were the Pauper who found a security hole that allows privilege escalation, I'd

Take the throne and keep it least until all the holes I found are reasonably patched up.

No, don't tell anyone about it, you get framed for telling about it in this society.

Rather write a general How-to-fix-it, publish and eventually find a new job as a security Pope somewhere else.

Cheers, Sören

(hooked on the Perl Programming language)