This bug can be reproduced by entering the next command
You may enter any filename (even if it does not exist) which
ends with a dot. xdvi does not give any error message and
begins to consume 100% CPU.
I have tetex-xdvi-1.0.6-11
Still a problem in 1.0.7
*** Bug 16966 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in 1.0.7-12.