I deployed a very important app (internal business application) last week; over the weekend, I realized that there is a bug in my code but I already deployed the app.
The bug is very trivial and it's completely oversight on my part. The bug is simply missing a null check (don’t laugh at me). I already know how to fix this bug and it would only take me a few minutes to fix it, but there's a whole convoluted process for pushing changes to production at my job. Many people have to sign off on it and the changes need to be re-tested.
Users have not reported the bug. I think I should own up to my mistake and admit that I cause the bug but I'm worried that people will get mad at me. What is the best way to go about this?