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You also need to report this to security@npmjs.com so they post an advisory [1] and mark the existing versions as vulnerable.

[1] - https://www.npmjs.com/advisories

Anyone, including yourself can do that.

Everyone's talking about it but nobody did it, so I did.

or, the person who should do it should do it and not rely on others to do their job for them?

it's not their job. there's a reason anyone can do it.

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