> I could submit a bug report against the upstream findutils component.
Should I do so?

No please don't, there is no point.

As noted above less old versions in Debian (and Ubuntu) already report a
more helpful version string.

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  findutils shows wrong version number

Status in findutils package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  This problem occurs on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS (bionic).
  It does not occur on Ubuntu 19.04 (disco)

  The "find" and "xargs" command are provided by a patched version of the
  GNU findutils package. The current version is based on release 4.6.0, but
  the "--version" option shows a version number of "4.7.0-git".

  As you can see, the "/usr/bin/find" executable is dated Nov 5 2017.
  findutils release 4.7.0 was released just yesterday, Aug 29 2017.

  Ubuntu 19.04 has findutils 4.6.0+git+20190209-2, and "find --version"
  shows "find (GNU findutils)".

  Expected: "findutils --version" shows a version number based on 4.6.0
  Actual:   "findutils --version" shows a version number based on 4.7.0,
            which had not yet been released


  $ lsb_release -rd
  Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS      
  Release:        18.04
  $ apt-cache policy findutils
    Installed: 4.6.0+git+20170828-2
    Candidate: 4.6.0+git+20170828-2
    Version table:
   *** 4.6.0+git+20170828-2 500
          500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages
          100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
  $ ls -l /usr/bin/find
  -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 238080 Nov  5  2017 /usr/bin/find
  $ /usr/bin/find --version
  find (GNU findutils) 4.7.0-git
  Copyright (C) 2017 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
  License GPLv3+: GNU GPL version 3 or later <http://gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html>.
  This is free software: you are free to change and redistribute it.
  There is NO WARRANTY, to the extent permitted by law.

  Written by Eric B. Decker, James Youngman, and Kevin Dalley.

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